Wednesday, January 12, 2011

President Obama: Insults British

I have been told by many pundits President Obama is an intelligent person.  This statement "refudiates" the expert opinion that the American President understands diplomacy or international relations. His outreach reminds me of success of Jimmy Carter Presidency in Foreign relations. Thankfully Americans will have an opportunity to correct their mistake in twenty two months.

Mr Obama said: 'We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French people.'
Is Obama trying to pick a fight with PM David Cameron? Does the American President believe his statement will help or weaken the coalition government enacting their austerity cuts? Are cut backs in military spending, policy differences fair game for the Americans?

I don't see the benefit of insulting Great Britain, it citizens about the perception of their 'special relationship'.  I expect many won't share Obama's view and over the next few days we will have historians, retired generals correct the record from both countries.
On a lighter note: Does this mean we can find French's Mustard in the grocery store and Freedom Fries will become French Fries again?

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