Obama’s ‘Special Relationship’ With….France?

Obama’s ‘Special Relationship’ With….France?

Although the act was symbolic, President Obama’s decision to remove Winston Churchill’s bust from the White House revealed a great deal about his personal sentiment. Based on the background of his Kenyan father and antipathy to British colonialism, this act is understandable. What is not understandable is his belief that France is a closer ally to the US than the UK. Leave aside “the special relationship” for a moment, the UK has been our most loyal ally in the war in the Balkans as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. By contrast, the French government would not even permit “overfly” permission when President Reagan launched an attack against Libya. As I see it, the statement is absurd on every level…except the personal view of President Obama.

Is it 2012, yet….?

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s