Reaction to the President’s remarks in Britain has been one of sheer horror

Most U.S. Presidents had good Relationships with Britain. Thatcher, Reagan and then Bush and Blair had very good relationships. America and Britain has stood together for many years so why is Obama degrading Britain? To understand why Britain is sounding back at  Barack Obama remarks you need to read the article below!

Obama has been insistent that it is ‘British Petroleum’ that is at fault and British Petroleum’s ass that, in his now notorious phrase, ‘he wants to kick’.

And kick it he has, with BP’s shares in which one in every six pounds of British retirement funds is placed plummeting as a result. The kick has had an effect, but it has also caused a rebound.

Reaction to the President’s remarks in Britain has been one of sheer horror. Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, described “something slightly worrying about the anti-British rhetoric that seems to be permeating from America. I would like to see a bit of cool heads rather than endlessly buck-passing and name-calling. When you consider the huge exposure of British pension funds to BP it starts to become a matter of national concern if a great British company is being continually beaten up on the airwaves.”

The former Conservative Party chairman under Margaret Thatcher, Lord Tebbit, meanwhile said: ‘The whole might of American wealth and technology is displayed as utterly unable to deal with the disastrous spill so what more natural than a crude, bigoted, xenophobic display of partisan political Presidential petulance against a multinational company.’

If these reactions seem high-pitched it is probably because British politicians have been surprised by a number of less than cordial soundings from the US since Obama became President.

Whether they have been intended or not, the picture they begin to paint of Obama’s view of Britain is enough to cause concern.

Barack Obama is the least naturally pro-British of any of the 12 postwar presidents. He is under the (probably mistaken) impression that his grandfather was tortured by the British during the Mau Mau emergency, and therefore sees Winston Churchill – the PM at the time of the Kenyan troubles – as a symbol of evil imperialism more than a hero of anti-Fascism. The BP reaction is all of a piece with this lack of sentimental attachment to the Special Relationship. Prime Minister David Cameron has got his work cut out if Obama is to be persuaded of the special role the English-speaking peoples play in defending Western Civilisation. READ MORE AT SOURCE

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(1) Is there any truth in there anywhere?   by Tarheeltalker

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