Obama no doubt considers the US too Eurocentric.
Remember Churchill was half American. I can recall when it was regularly suggested that Churchill was one of the greatest men of all time.
Absolutely. I am amazed this story wasn’t from the Onion...
Or perhaps someone more like The Anointed One himself - King George III.
Obama needed the space to display his bust of Mussolini
they needed room for the bust of Che to go there?
I suspect Obama doesn’t like Churchill because he saw the Soviets and the communists for what they were. The bust reminded him of Churchill’s insult to Stalin.
Obama is such an a&&hole.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. - Winston Churchill - It has always failed and it will fail again.
I have to say, I wouldn't want it in my office, either...it's one heck of an ugly piece of scrap metal (Sorry, Sir Jacob!). But surely we could have found a place for it!
He has a bust of Stalin that he wants to put in its place.
Maybe even Lenin or Winnie Mandella.
Words can’t even describe how dangerous this communist brat of a president really is. The next 4 years are going to be interesting in the worst way possible.
Churchill could explain it to them:
I cannot forecast to you the action of Obama. He is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Socialist political interest.
“President Obama is dissing the Brit’s most famous and stalwart leader by quickly returning the most famous bust of the man loaned to this country by the United Kingdom in the aftermath of 9//11.”
That’s it, Bambi, tick off the only ally we have. He’s probably going to replace it with a bust of Poncho Villa.
Churchill didn’t care for Muslims.
That’s what behind this gesture.
Here’s the REAL reason obie returned the bust:
Winston Churchill On Islam
A quote from an 1899 book by Winston Churchill, “The River War”, in which he describes Muslims he apparently observed during Kitchener’s campaign in the Sudan
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.
Good summary, Winnie!
ping for your list
Hey Brits, will take back Winny’s bust as soon as you produce Obama’s birth records from a Mombasa hospital.