By Randall Hoven,American Thinker
Obama Insults Gordon Brown,The Queen and Britain
"He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing." If Goethe was right,I guess we can give up on President Obama exerting a useful influence. By now he’s insulted just about everything and everyone. I list some of his insults below,in alphabetical order by insultee. Let the healing begin.
Afghanistan/Karzai:"…senior members of Obama’s national security team say Karzai has not done enough to address the grave challenges facing his nation. They deem him to be a mercurial and vacillating chieftain…Obama intends to maintain an arm’s-length relationship with Karzai…The administration will also seek to bypass Karzai…The administration rebuffed Karzai’s request for a bilateral visit to Washington this spring…Karzai’s meeting with Obama today is scheduled for 20 minutes…"
The people of Afghanistan may have just re-elected this "mercurial and vacillating chieftain."
Brazil: Obama re-scheduled a meeting with the President of Brazil,the first Latin American leader to visit with the new US President,so he could make St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. "Then,the White House announcement misspelled his name as ‘Luis Ignacio’and put ‘Lula’–a nickname that decades ago became a legal part of the Brazilian leader’s name –in quotes."
Britain: Barack Obama’s gift to Gordon Brown,Prime Minister of the United Kingdom,was a box set of 25 DVDs,all in a format which will not work in the UK. (Brown’s gift to Obama was a pen holder crafted from the timbers of the 19th century British warship HMS President,an anti-slaver whose sister ship provided the wood for the Oval Office’s desk.)