Saturday, March 27, 2010

British MP - 'No Special Relationship Between Britain And USA'

The deteriorating relationship between the United States and England was been apparent for some time, but to hear it so clearly form a British MP... . Another Obama foreign policy success?

"Talk of a "special relationship" between Britain and the United States should be dropped, a House of Commons committee said Sunday, adding the Iraq war carried important lessons for Anglo-US ties.

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee said Britain should be "more willing to say no" to the United States and warned that London will probably not be able to influence Washington as much in future.

"The UK must continue to position itself closely alongside the US but there is a need to be less deferential and more willing to say no where our interests diverge," the committee chairman, Labour's Mike Gapes, said, summing up the report.

He added that the phrase "special relationship" -- first coined by Winston Churchill in 1946, the year after World War II -- was "potentially misleading, and we recommend that its use should be avoided".


  1. Do you work for the republican party or something?

    How indifferent to the truth of Bush's foreign policy do you have to be to acutally blame the wreckage in our relationships on Obama?

    I want to say this is a joke.

  2. @Ian Spencer Dubrowsky - no; but if you know someone handing out money tell them to send some my way. How can you possible think Bush is responsible for the breakdown in relations between the US and England?

  3. they really should send you some money, but you work for free it seems.

    uh yeah as long as people are running around and are eitehr in denial, ignorant or are lieing about what occured I don't think we can expect people to trust us, not should we.

    If you want to step out of glenn reynold's looking glass for a moment, here's what people in Britain are seeing and reading about with regards to us and them:

    tony Blair faced an inquiry for war crimes. In indonesia, russia and the U.S., war criminal's with the title "president" are too sacrosanct.

  4. @Ian Spencer Dubrowsky - You are looking at the wrong side for who committed and is committing the war crimes.

    What is with your new 'kick' against Reynolds?

  5. Just because we committed war crimes in the process of hanging saddaam hussein doesn't make them any less war crimes, then the fact that Hitler removed Stalin from power in Poland makes that invasion a war crime. So the "wong side", wrong side of what? your manichean view of american history?

    I think Reynolds poisons our discourse, he's the worst kind of propagandist because he works for power in the society but he is too far down the looking glass to know it, he constructs a false narrative which he invites people to share that erases entire segments from human history. Like Israeli war crimes- because it suits how he feels, not because he is trying to get to the truth.- not to say that he actually says insane irrational things. I don't like to hold beliefs I can't justify to myself- So how the thought path someone must travel down to get to a statement like this:

    “SMART DIPLOMACY:” Report: Obama blocks delivery of bunker-busters to Israel. If I were the Israelis, not only would I bomb Iran, but I’d do so in such a way as to create as much trouble for China, Russia, Europe and the United States as possible. Are the Israelis less obnoxious than me? I guess we’ll find out soon enough . . .

    What a weird thing to say, and to think that if most people were looking at the evidence and not living in your thought bubble they would come to the same conclusion? And yet at the same time envision your ideology as the one true "American" one, its the worst kind of radical.


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