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Monday, March 29, 2010

We're in good company

The Times of London reports that Israel isn't the only country that feels that its 'special relationship' with the United States has come to an end. Britain feels the same way.
BRITAIN’S special relationship with the US — forged by Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt in the second world war — no longer exists, says a committee of influential MPs.

Instead, America’s relationship with Britain is no more special than with its other main allies, according to a report by the Commons foreign affairs committee published today.

The report also warns that the perception of the UK after the Iraq war as America’s “subservient poodle” has been highly damaging to Britain’s reputation and interests around the world. The MPs conclude that British prime ministers have to learn to be less deferential to US presidents and be “willing to say no” to America.
Sounds like a good lesson for Israeli Prime Ministers as well. Mr. Netanyahu seems to be in the process of learning it.

Glenn Reynolds adds:
Who could have foreseen that the president who follows Obama will have to hit the reset button…..with Great Britain and Israel!!! And the list may grow longer, he’s only been president for 14 months. India anyone?
Honduras? Georgia? Ukraine? France? Do I need to go on?


At 2:58 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Obami have hit the reset button with nearly every country in the world. Its just too dangerous to have America as a friend these days. The day may come when America will find itself all alone.

At 7:13 AM, Blogger Genie said...

If the perception is that Britain is America's poodle and the other perception is that America is Israel's poodle so who's poodle is that lil' nuclear David of the Middle East? NO ONE? Yikes.


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