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POTUS Obama’s visit from PM Brown
March 4, 2009, 3:10 pm
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The Telegraph’s Iain Martin: President Barack Obama just plain rude to Britain. Don’t call us in future.

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.

Obama’s treatment of PM Brown was disgusting, thought not surprising.  I’m not commenting one way or the other about the character of Brown or his political effectiveness on his end of the pond.  Nevertheless, there are just certain ways you handle the visit of a foreign head of state.

Obama seems to have little time or care for formalities.

(Telegraph) commenter strangerinbluesuedeshoes said:

As they say. It’s not the man you salute, it’s the rank.