March 28, 2010

Our exemplary foreign policy

Well, it seems as if the "special relationship" the US has enjoyed with the UK since time immemorial is now dead -- but it ain't just the Messiah's fault:

BRITAIN’S special relationship with the US — forged by Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt in the second world war — no longer exists, says a committee of influential MPs.

Instead, America’s relationship with Britain is no more special than with its other main allies, according to a report by the Commons foreign affairs committee published today.

The report also warns that the perception of the UK after the Iraq war as America’s “subservient poodle” has been highly damaging to Britain’s reputation and interests around the world. The MPs conclude that British prime ministers have to learn to be less deferential to US presidents and be “willing to say no” to America.

Meanwhile, the current administration is taking naïveté to a whole new level:

The Obama strategy on Iran is working, Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the President, said this morning in an exclusive This Week interview. She insisted that “Iran will back down.”

Asked about reports this morning that Iran is “is preparing to build” new nuclear facilities, Jarrett said the administration would continue to use diplomatic tools to push Iran into compliance with United Nations resolutions.

And we've already seen how The Messiah is oh-so vigorous in thrashing a close ally.

Posted by Hube at March 28, 2010 10:09 AM | TrackBack

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