Reprinted from and email sent to me.
LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH
*The American people can now more readily 'understand' why the Obama's
were omitted from the guest list to the Royal wedding in April!*
This is worth reading. We know how other countries feel about us.
Hopefully we can change all this. Now we will see why some of the other
'friendly' nations really don't like us now.
*THIS FROM THE "LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH" EDITOR*
*This is a very sobering article.* Our handling of relationships with the
Britons over the oil spill won't help either.
From The London Daily Telegraph Editor On Foreign Relations
"Let me be clear: I'm not normally in favor 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."
One of the most poorly kept secrets in Washington is President Obama's
animosity toward Great Britain, presumably because of what he regards as its
sins while ruling Kenya (1895-1963).
One of Barack Hussein Obama's first acts as president was to return to
Britain a bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office since
9/11. He followed this up by denying Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on his
first state visit, the usual joint press conference with flags.
The president was "too tired" to grant the leader of America 's closest ally
a proper welcome, his aides told British journalists.
Mr. Obama followed this up with cheesy gifts for Mr. Brown and the Queen.
Columnist Ian Martin described his behavior as "rudeness personified." There
was more rudeness in store for Mr. Brown at the opening session of the
United Nations in September. "The prime minister was forced to dash through
the kitchens of the UN in New York to secure five minutes of face time with
President Obama after five requests for a sit down meeting were rejected by
the White House," said London Telegraph columnist David Hughes. *Mr.
Obama's "churlishness is unforgivable*," Mr. Hughes said.
The administration went beyond snubs and slights last week when Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton endorsed the demand of Argentine President Cristina
Kirchner, a Hugo Chavez ally, for mediation of Argentina's specious claim to
the Falkland Islands, a British dependency since 1833. The *people who live
in the Falklands, who speak English, want nothing to do with Argentina*.
When, in 1982, an earlier Argentine dictatorship tried to seize the
Falklands by force, the British -- with strong support from President Ronald
Reagan -- expelled them.
"It is truly shocking that Barack Obama has decided to disregard our shared
history," wrote Telegraph columnist Toby Young. "Does Britain 's friendship
really mean so little to him?" *One could ask, does the friendship of
anyone in the entire world mean anything to him?
"I recently asked several senior administration officials, separately, to
name a foreign leader with whom Barack Obama has forged a strong personal
relationship during his first year in office," wrote Jackson Diehl, deputy
editorial page editor of the Washington Post, on Monday. "A lot of hemming
and hawing ensued." One official named French President Nicolas Sarkozy,
but his contempt for Mr. Obama is an open secret. Another named German
Chancellor Angela Merkel. But, said Mr. Diehl, "Merkel too has been
conspicuously cool toward Obama."
Mr. Obama certainly doesn't care about the Poles and Czechs, whom he has
betrayed on missile defense. *Honduras* and *Israel* also can attest that
he's been an unreliable ally and an unfaithful friend. Ironically, our
relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority have never been
worse. *Russia* *has offered nothing in exchange for Mr. Obama's
abandonment of missile defense*. Russia and China won't support serious
sanctions on Iran. Syria 's support for terrorism has not diminished
despite efforts to normalize diplomatic relations. The reclusive military
dictatorship that runs Burma has responded to our efforts at "engagement" by
deepening its ties to North Korea.
And the Chinese make little effort to disguise their contempt for him.
*For the first time in a long time, the President of the United States is
actually distrusted by its allies and not in the least feared by its
adversaries*. Nor is Mr. Obama now respected by the majority of Americans.
Understandably focused on the dismal economy and Mr. Obama's relentless
efforts to nationalize and socialize health care, Americans apparently have
yet to notice his dismal performance and lack of respect in the world
They soon will.
--London Daily Telegraph editor -- Alex Singleton