Barack Obama just plain rude to Britain. Don’t call us in future.

The Telegraph: On this side of the Atlantic the whole business looked pretty demeaning. The morning papers and TV last night featured plenty of comment focused on the White House’s very odd and, frankly, exceptionally rude treatment of a British PM. Squeezing in a meeting, denying him a full press conference with flags etc. The British press corps, left outside for an hour in the cold, can take it and their privations are of limited concern to the public. We get the point, sunshine: we’re just one of many allies and you want fancy new friends. Well, the next time you need something doing, something which impinges on your national security, then try calling the French, or the Japanese, or best of all the Germans. The French will be able to offer you first rate support from their catering corps but beyond that you’ll be on your own.

When it comes to men, munitions and commitment you’ll soon find out why it pays to at least treat the Brits with some manners. Read More

Is this any way to treat an allie like the British PM? Obama is nicer to Hamas and Iran. He ether called Hamas on his cell phone or at least had one of his staff talk to them and offering to talk to Iran. Then to treat Britain this way tells me that Obama has some learning to do! Shame on you Obama!

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10 comments on “Barack Obama just plain rude to Britain. Don’t call us in future.

  1. I sure would not call Obama presidential would you? Shame on our so called president!

  2. When Mr Brown left the UK it was with the certain knowledge that in addition to not having a personal mandate from the British people, he did not have our confidence or respect either. When he returns, he can be assured that nothing has changed; all he has done is humiliate us on the world stage by trying to be President Obama’s best mate. It is clear, that Obama, has very little time for Gordon Brown and we can’t blame him for that, but there was no need to snub the British who have been a steadfast American ally for decades. It is far, far easier to destroy relationships than it is to forge new one’s, I hope that Obama remembers this when he finds the need to call upon us in the future, as he undoubtedly will.

  3. Here, here. Speak for England, UKV.

    Sometimes I think Obama screws up just for the sake of screwing up. Yes, he can!

  4. Not at all. I don’t have much use for Brown, but a foreign head of government deserves better, and the “special relationship” is still worth special consideration.

  5. Look at this!

    Obama to Meet Privately With Queen in London

    President is expected to be granted an audience with the Queen when he comes to London next month for talks on global efforts to tackle the recession, a British newspaper reports. Read More

    Obama should be ashame of how he treated th PM but he’s not cause he is a snob!

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