Friday, August 30, 2013

Obama Destroys Another Alliance

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Name America's greatest allies historically. Go ahead, I'll wait...

France? When it suits their needs (which it did not in Iraq). Poland? Yes, but they lack the military capabilities we require. Germany? Yes, after that bit of ugliness in the 30 and 40's. But who has always been there for us? What nation has always had our backs? Great Britain has. 

We've enjoyed what's been referred to as "a special relationship" with the UK and whenever we needed help they were there for us and us them. Until now.

Earlier this week, the UK parliament rejected becoming our allies in the upcoming war in Syria. Parliament has not voted against a war since 1792 and that was to fund more money for the American Revolution!

So today, the Secretary of State John (f-ing) Kerry drops this embarrassment on the UK:

In laying out the case for military strikes on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday had praise for the French, who he called “our oldest ally,” but snubbed any mention of the British, who have long believed they enjoyed a “special relationship” with the U.S.
Yes, yes he did. He just destroyed 250 years of goodwill with a nation that we need in everything from intelligence gathering to special operations. And his boss encouraged it. Obama is the man who pissed on the Brits when it came to the Falklands last year, gave the frigging queen an Ipod filled with his own speeches and essentially ruined the career of their PM David Cameron.

And not just the UK, everyone from Russia to Poland to Japan to Israel has been disrespected by this administration. He even turned Canada away and into the arms of China. 

The left in this country screamed about "Bush the cowboy" ruining our relationships while he used in statesmanship to build a coalition that routed the Taliban and Saddam Hussein. Obama on the other hand has turned his back on Hosni Mubarak leading directly to our arch enemies taking power in Egypt (a problem rectified by their military), allowed al-Qaeda to flourish in Libya and has allowed our enemies to strengthen.

Just as in life; if you screw your friends over enough, you end up alone and vulnerable. Add to that Obama allowed our own citizens to die in Benghazi and our former allies know what could await them. Obama has done to us in five years what every president we've ever had didn't do, lose all of our friends. 

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