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Britain’s War Of Independence: Obama Surrenders And London Rejoices

by | 30th, March 2010

ON the Anorak Forums a debate is raging on the end of the so-called special relationship between Britain and US. Barack Obama doesn’t care much for the UK – and that’s pretty much how we like it. We like being the underdog in the UK.

This is our war of independence – and Obama surrendered without a fight.

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We can stand alone and moan and grumble. We need to be put in our place – a small, damp island off the coast of Europe. The US should make friends with France and further restore the sense of inferiority that made Britain great.

Via Andrew Sullivan, Larison kills the “special relationship”:

Had Britain under Blair not become a lockstep supporter of Washington’s line on anti-terrorism, nonproliferation and regime change, and if Washington had therefore not had the fig leaf of British support and the political capital that came from Blair’s endorsement of the invasion, it is remotely possible that the invasion might never have taken place.

Blame us. Go on. It’s what we want.

Regardless, it would have been entirely appropriate for Britain to have refused to participate in the war, as Britain’s role and its interests in the region are not identical to the U.S. role and interests as Washington understands them. What’s more, had Britain assumed the role of a critic and opponent of the invasion, that could have lent considerable weight to the antiwar case.

Britain would have been doing America a far greater favor by working to prevent our government from making a terrible blunder in 2003.

Posted: 30th, March 2010 | In: Politicians Comments (9) | TrackBack | Permalink