Our former friends the Americans

Writing on his Telegraph blog today, Alex Singleton had this to say:

The special relationship is over. We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11. And now we see how Barack Obama’s administration repays us.

First, Obama declared that America was “neutral” over the sovereignty of the Falklands, ignoring the clear wishes of the islands’ population. And, second, his Assistant Secretary of State, Philip Crowley, snubbed Britain by failing to use their proper name and instead calling them the “Malvinas”.

I don’t know where Obama learned about diplomacy, but his stinks. I’m normally pro-American, but Mr Obama’s seeming support for Argentinian aggressors, who have no legitimate claim over the Falklands, is gratuitously offensive. So from today, I’m boycotting America as a tourist destination. This summer, I’ll be going to France, not California.

Let me be clear: I’m not normally in favour of boycotts, and I love the American people.  I holiday in their country regularly, and hate the tedious snobby sneers against the United States. But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obama’s reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue.

If our American friends want to stop Obama shredding the respect the rest of the planet has towards America, they need to stop Obama’s destructive policies – and fast.

With the exception of believing in the ‘special relationship’ and holidaying in France, ditto.  The election of Barack Obama as President was the most astonishing example of gesture politics in history. His election was the end in itself and the hysteria and unquestioning fealty evident among many voters and across the media deserves all the ridicule that can be mustered.  Rarely has so much power been secured by someone who campaigned not on policy, but on the meaningless and undefined idea of ‘change’.  What that change actually means is now becoming clear around the world and as Obama’s administration shows its banal vacuousness his popularity and credibility is rightly going into freefall.

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5 Responses to “Our former friends the Americans”

  1. 1 noh8 11/03/2010 at 5:15 pm

    Your opinion.

  2. 2 Autonomous Mind 11/03/2010 at 8:08 pm

    Yep, that’s what blogging is all about.

  3. 3 Kenomeat 11/03/2010 at 8:24 pm

    Obama also wants the UK to be more embedded into a federal European state. Can we not get closer to our true friends in the world, such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand? Why must it always be a choice between the US or Europe?

  4. 4 Sinjun 12/03/2010 at 7:42 am

    Well, we should be in a genuinely unique position: part of the EU and best chums with the most powerful nation on earth (fellow Anglophones). I’m not sure that these two bits of news are indicative of anything much other than the US putting their interests first (as we used to do).

  5. 5 JohnRS 12/03/2010 at 11:28 am

    Don’t worry too much, Obarmy hasnt got long for this (political) world.

    He’s already lost his super-majority (at the first attempt), his poll ratings are going through the floor, he’s divided America as no recent President has ever done. He’s run up more debt in a single year than America has ever had in total in over 200 years. The November mid-terms will blow away a number of solid Dem seats and reduce his control of both houses.It’s already highly unlikely he’ll be able to win a second term – and he still has the Obamacare fiasco to conclude. In summary the “hopey-changey” experiment has been a real flop, both at home and abroad.

    America will be back in the real world soon enough.

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