The Obama administration is today still reeling from Thursday’s enormous setback to the Syria intervention effort, as the UK voted to reject military intervention in the war-torn nation. It is difficult to overestimate just how devastating this is to the President’s foreign policy. Britain has stood side by side with America in almost every post-war conflict. The one major exception was the Vietnam War, arguably America’s biggest ever defeat. Put simply, America wins when it goes in with Britain, it loses when it does not. And Britain almost always stands shoulder to shoulder with its strongest ally. So what happened?
The boy king has a very petty vendictive side to him. It is frequently on display in the condescending remarks and slyly disguised middle finger action he makes toward his opponents. He has the maturity level of a 13 year old girl. He´s a "mean girl" at heart and that is a very unattractive trait for a grown man much less the President of the United States. He needs to grow up and quit worshiping the face in the mirror. He´s not all that. I applaud Britain for blowing him off. He needs to be taken down a peg or two.
Obama actually has a lot of gall asking the Brits or French for anything.He grew up reviling these countries as imperialists who have stolen the world´s wealth and passed that legacy to white privledge Americans.
I think everyday liberals in Britain stopped this because they´re simply tired of being dragged into American led wars.Cameron was probably relieved that parlament rejected it.
Three Cheers to Britain for telling Obama to go pound sand. I too feel like the "special patriotic relationship" I and my family has had with America since the War of Independence has been snubbed and nearly destroyed by this Anti-American president. May G-D protect our military who have to serve under these fools because #4 is entirely correct.
Britain is ´no longer important´ to the evil regime in control of our Executive Branch. But the rest of the US, Congress and most importantly the American people have not forgotten. The British know this.
Long ago President Obama decided that America didn’t need Britain anymore. As a consequence, Britain has now discovered that it doesn’t need America either. Mr. Obama is now paying for his poor judgment, and America is significantly weakened as a consequence.
Perhaps for the first time in his life, Obama is reaping what he is sowing. Must be a shock to his system.
The only Obama snub to Britain he didn´t mention was the utterly thoughtless and egomaniacal "gift" to the Queen of Obama´s audio tapes of his speeches. That may not have been the last straw but it ranks right up there with the Obamas´ classlessness.
"Obama has obliterated the Anglo-American alliance since he took office, and is arguably one of the most anti-British Presidents of all time." "Arguably"?
When Obama displayed his utter lack of class by returning the Churchill bust, I wondered at the time if he even had any idea who Churchill was, or his historical significance. I can imagine him looking at the bust and thinking who´s that fat bastid?
Canada might provide at least moral support for military action in Syria. However before we do perhaps we could discuss that XL pipeline thingy that´s the decider-in-chief has been playing with for the last 2 years.
Surely, we are not suggesting that Obie is blaming Himself for the Brit snub. Obie in over his head...don´t know because the msm has not told me what to think yet. Obie´s goose is cooked...again. It will be a long three and a half years until Obie goes back to community organizing in Chicago.
VN was a fiasco due to LBJ. Who in their right mind would send valuable soldiers slogging through swamps and jungles? What attempt was made to cut the snake off at the head? We had the technology and the firepower. A poor waste of almost 60,000 American men.
The Brits came for their first White House meeting with a desk set made from the timbers of HMS Resolute, the same ship whose timbers produced the twin desks, the one in the WH is still in the Oval Office. In return, BHO decided on a boxed set of his speeches for the Queen. He then decided that Winnie had graced the halls long enough.
One just has to look as far as Kenya and his father to see why Obama really hates Britain. This should come as no surprise. More people would know about it if the "press" had done it´s job during the first election. Sending the bust of Churchill back was a slap in the face to Britain and Obama did understand this.
Besides the Churchill bust (nice natural pun), the speech set gift, the plastic toy helicopters from the WH gift shop for the then-PM Brown´s sons, the Mooch hug, and the toast to the Queen given right on top of the British National Anthem at the US London Embassy*, there is also unwavering support for Argentina over the Falklands. Add in the almost constant shoving of the UK into the arms of the EU, saying it´s in America´s interest for the UK to keep cozy with the EU. Almost forgot--giving the Trident missile codes to Putin.
I expect I´ve missed a few things and there are probably other matters we don´t even know about. Yet.
And Obama thought he would get Britain´s unwavering support? I agree with #3 that Cameron deliberately paved the way for Parliamentary approval. It might cause the PM some scorn at the moment but in the long run I think the majority of the British people will see it as one of the best things he´s ever done.
I am waiting that zero will declare their decision as ´racist´! After all, Ludzilla had crawled around Buckingham Palace several times to measure the curtains, so that when the black boy wonder (NOT) becomes Pharaoh of the world they can move right into fitting ´surroundings´!
Even Obama´s comic ignorance of geography widens the rift he has intentionally created between the US and Britrain.
His cheap shot in support of Argentina´s renewed effort to lay claim to the Falklands, referring to the islands as the "Maldives" instead of the Argentine preferred nomenclature, "Las Malvinas," only served to accent the fact that Obama was motivated not by a desire to facilitate resolution, but to stick it to the Brits.
The Churchill Bust, the Resolution Desk, the iPod collection of Obama speeches for the Queen, the Maldivian Malvinas Misnomer, --- what´s next?
To All the people of Great Britain, I have been shamed by my pResident since first learning of the Churchill Bust debacle and through all the above named purposeful insults to your great society.. Our histories have been warped by a very small person that I cannot even call a "man"....Please accept my personal apology and I pray that it shall not happen again...Be assured, I speak for many Americans, true Americans to be sure... Sincerely.....Gail V. Randall
Obama is the despicable kid we all remember from grade school who would stir up trouble, egg on two other guys to fight, then go in and tattle. He would get praise from the teacher, get to be room monitor, while the other kids got in trouble. I remember the day the guys beat the cr-p out of him. The rest of the kids played a noisy game of Red Rover between the clock cleaning and the school. He went bawling to the teacher, but no one remembered seeing a thing. Maybe congress wlll play Red Rover with Parliament!
I am NOT defending out lightweight president but it alarms me if the Brits would be so venal as to practice payback politics on this matter. They are still part of Europe who will always demand something be done and then tell the USA to "Go Get ´Em !"
#2, yes he began the dissing with the Churchill bust, but he also has done so with the desk the Brits donated to the Oval office. On more than one occasion, the slime has his feet on it. Another photo on Drudge today. He shows nothing but contempt for our English ally. Will someone, anyone please get rid of him ?. We are getting in deeper and deeper while he golfs.
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