reply to post by hans kammler
I figured I may address these 'top 10 insults':
1. Declaration of neutrality over the Falklands
As I explained above. The Falklands are a bunch of south american arctic islands that hold little to no relation to Britain other than imperialistic
2. Downgrading of the Special Relationship
This was from the article:
Barack Obama never refers to the Special Relationship, and has not even mentioned Britain once in a major policy speech, either before or after
It took me a couple of seconds to prove that claim as false
But ofcourse we know where the telegraph gets its talking points from?
The Anglo-American alliance is barely a blip on Obama’s teleprompter screen,
Out with the teleprompter argument again? Drudge report and WND talking points for sure.
3. Support for a federal Europe
Why does the US have to decide for Britain? Is it not your countries choice as to whether you wish to join the EU or not? Why must the US decide for
you? Is your nation incapable of making that decision yourselves?
4. Undermining of British influence in NATO
The reasoning from that of yours was that the US was paying too much attention to France over Britain in NATO. I mean I could swear we're in grade
school again with all this bickering.
5. Refusal to recognize Britain’s sacrifice in Afghanistan
What more must he do? Must he satisfy everybody?
6. Throwing Churchill out of the Oval Office
Obama changed the oval office around, just as Bush had before, just as Clinton has before. Him returning the bust of winston churchhill doesnt show in
way he was snubbing off Britain. I think those overly sensistive conservatives just needed some more things to throw around.
7. Insulting words from the State Department
An opinion from the senior State Department protocol official, not Obama.
What does he have to moniter and correct everybody and assure the
sensistivities of everbody else? Including the people that will complain about him regardless?
8. DVDs for the Prime Minister
Ok, so among his insults was the fact Obama sent a gift to Gordon Brown? A gift of DVD's? And this is somehow an outrage? Can you do any better then
this? Seriously this is pathetic.
9. Refusal to meet the Prime Minister in New York
As if the president doesnt meet the Prime minister enough a year already? Must he make himself everywhere everytime not to offend somebody?
10. Robert Gibbs’ embarrassing attack on the British press
This was an attack on the telegraph specifically and article they wrote. Gibbs was replying to a smear article from the telegraph, and
ironically the very author is the one writing this, complaining about what Gibbs said to his smear. Pot calling the kettle black?
This all sounds to me as nitpicking and bickering. Any excuse and a look into every detail to smear the current president. I am sure the newspaper
could have done better, really. To me this just sounds like a tantrum from those who never liked Obama from the start.