Patterico's Pontifications

1/6/2010

Rebuilding Alliances, Part Two

Filed under: International,Obama — DRJ @ 1:25 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

President Barack Obama is under pressure to reveal information about the Underwear Bomber shared by Britain in 2008:

“After initially denying that they had received British intelligence, senior American sources confirmed last night that they were “reviewing” what British information had been received on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

The admission is embarrassing for the White House and threatens to provoke a rift with Gordon Brown. The conflicting briefing over the shared intelligence also suggests that the transatlantic relationship may have weakened in recent months.”

Not only is Obama’s plan to reach out to our enemies failing, now he’s alienating our allies. So much for rebuilding alliances.

— DRJ

9 Responses to “Rebuilding Alliances, Part Two”

  1. The conflicting briefing over the shared intelligence also suggests that the transatlantic relationship may have weakened in recent months.

    File that one under “No Shit”.

    Phil Smith (1cf25d)

  2. The only alliances he’s interested in concern repressive regimes or socialist “paradises.” Let’s go down the list of who he’s monumentally pissed off so far: France, Germany, Britain, Poland, the Ukraine, the Baltic States, India, Honduras, Columbia and Georgia. And whom has he pleased greatly so far? The Iranian Mullahs, Fidel Castro, Putin and Chavez. Awesome!

    Dmac (a964d5)

  3. Frank Marshall Davis is so proud of his little boy.

    AD - RtR/OS! (b6fff3)

  4. Obama could send Harold Brown the complete collection of Bevis and Butthead DVDs in “region 1″ format. That ought to fix thing up.

    Neo (7830e6)

  5. Why waste the money buying B&B DVD’s, they could just share DVD’s of their pressers.
    The only argument is which one is Bevis.

    AD - RtR/OS! (b6fff3)

  6. “The conflicting briefing over the shared intelligence also suggests that the transatlantic relationship may have weakened in recent months.”

    Yeah, like maybe the last 12 months.

    Pons Asinorum (b200bb)

  7. Can you imagine what Newspeak would have said of GWB if it was he who (figuratively) flushed Churchill’s bust down the toilet.

    AD - RtR/OS! (b6fff3)

  8. “The conflicting briefing over the shared intelligence also suggests that the transatlantic relationship may have weakened in recent months.”

    Yep, send a bust of Churchill back to England, gift the PM with DVDs and the Queen Mum with an IPod loaded with your preeningly arrogant speeches and insult your counterpart every step of the way and that long-valued “special relationship” soon becomes not so special.

    GeneralMalaise (68a574)

  9. it’s easy to understand Barney Fife’s distaste for the British: they are not well liked in Kenya.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)


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