[Guest post by DRJ]
In his campaign and his Inauguration Address, President Obama promised to rebuild America’s alliances. How’s that working out? A UK Telegraph columnist thinks Barack Obama may be the most unpopular man in Britain. The author especially criticizes Obama for an approach that has damaged Anglo-American relations:
“The Anglo-American Special Relationship, the most successful partnership of modern times, will survive long after President Obama departs the White House. It is far bigger than any one president or prime minister. But there can be no doubt that it is being significantly damaged and weakened at this moment by the Obama administration’s sneering approach towards Great Britain, at a time when British and American soldiers are fighting and dying alongside each other in a major war in Afghanistan. President Obama needs to see the big picture and understand that his anti-British posturing is hugely counter-productive and highly offensive. He is already one of the least popular US presidents of modern times, not only in the eyes of the American people, but now the people of Britain as well.”
I don’t think President Obama cares if he hurts America’s relationship with Britain.