Friday, September 25, 2009

Stinging commentary from abroad

David Hughes, the London Daily Telegraph's chief leader writer, has some choice opinions about President Obama, remarks which illustrate quite well that the sort of buyer's remorse felt among many in this country is becoming prevalent on a global scale as well:

"Alongside the picture [of a British soldier recently killed in Afghanistan], we read that the Prime Minister was forced to dash through the kitchens of the UN in New York to secure a few minutes “face time” with President Obama after five requests for a sit-down meeting were rejected by the White House"

"This country has proved, through the bravery of men like Acting Sgt Lockett, America’s staunchest ally in Afghanistan. In return, the American President treats the British Prime Minister with casual contempt"

"Mr Obama’s churlishness is fresh evidence that the US/UK special relationship is a one-way street"

All of our former Presidents, whatever their faults, have been rock-solid allies of Great Britain and the rest of NATO (including Poland, which has selflessly sent troops to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to assist our forces in those hellholes, and despite that admirable commitment is one of the countries that the Messiah recently sold down the river by unilaterally canceling plans for an anti-missile shield system in Eastern Europe).

We remind the Telegraph that they chose to print London Mayor Boris Johnson's fawning endorsement of Obama last fall, although the editors stopped short of endorsing him themselves, unlike so many of their counterparts at other British newspapers. (The Telegraph editorial board did note the obvious, however: "For his supporters, Mr Obama has become an almost Messianic figure." See, it isn't just us.)

It's only a matter of time before others abroad figure out to their horror what a complete fraud they helped put into the White House. Having a given country's vested national interests and population's personal safety being threatened so badly by the way Obama is "tending" to foreign policy issues (as well as seeing one's own elected leaders being treated in such a rude manner) will undoubtedly hurry that process along.

It can't happen quick enough.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Woohoo! Bravo! Smashing!