Skip to comments.The White House blunders again over the Churchill bust (White House lied)
Posted on 07/29/2012 3:48:11 PM PDT by Red Steel
As Telegraph readers will recall, one of the earliest actions of the Obama presidency when it came to office in 2009 was to return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the British Embassy, an extraordinary move considering the huge admiration for the wartime leader on both sides of the Atlantic. Tim Shipman, The Sunday Telegraphs Washington correspondent at the time (now Deputy Political Editor at The Daily Mail), was the first to break the story:
A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after the September 11 attacks, ...
The decision to return the bust naturally sparked outrage at home and abroad, and has caused considerable embarrassment over the years for the Obama administration. This week the White House has stumbled again over the Churchill bust issue (hat tip Keith Koffler at the terrific White House Dossier blog.)
In response to an article by Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer published on Friday, which highlighted the decision to return the bust, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer tried to rubbish The Post piece, issuing a statement on Saturday that the bust was, despite all the evidence to the contrary, still in the White House:
The British Embassy in Washington, however, was quick to correct Pfeiffers remarks, its spokesman telling ABCs Jake Tapper:
The bust of Sir Winston Churchill, by Sir Jacob Epstein, was lent to the George W. Bush administration from the U.K.s government art collection, for the duration of the presidency. When that administration came to an end so did the loan; the bust now resides in the British Ambassadors Residence in Washington D.C.
Mr. Pfeiffer was subsequently forced to publish an embarrassing
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
The “White House” doesn’t care about these stunning revelations, because they keep any birth certificate news buried.
...what is missing is the British did offer to keep the bust in the WH, but ODUNGO, being what he is, a racist, anti-British, didn’t want anything to do with it.
Now that it looks like the disrespectful attitude of Obama toward our allies is REALLY not popular with a lot of us, it appears they’re trying to ‘splain it away. - They can’t get gone soon enough for me!
??? The 0bama regime has been one continuous blunder!
This matter really has legs as the American people would not accept Obama’s removing a Churchill bust for a Lincoln bust.
Taken out of context, maybe.
Come come. Does Obama lie?
Hussein’s religion instructs him to lie:
Understanding Taqiyya - Islamic Principle of Lying for the Sake of Allah
I don’t doubt it.
Our local PBS station in Florida aired the 3 or 4 hour Winston Churchill story today.
Not good news for Obama as the PBS story is very favorable towards Winston (as it should be) and how much the American public admires Winston.
Has PBS also turned on Obama?
One of the comments has (about the Obama administration) “They must think people are stupid.”
That has already been proved by the 2008 election.
Remember when whats=his=face gave CD’s as the American gift to the British Prime Minister.
Good on the Brits for not playing along with the marxist kenyan’s games.
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