does the USA have a dog in this fight??
Britian knows best and I trust them to make the right decision for the good of their country. Keep your noses out Obama/Clinton!!!!
posted on 12/18/2012 6:21:25 PM PST
(AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
Does the US have a dog in this fight? Yes, for the reasons outlined in the article. The USA sees Britain as a useful link into Europe. Conversely, the EU sees Britain as a useful link with the US. This is a point of contention. It is in the best interests of the UK to be well out of the Euro disaster zone, but its in the best interests of the US that the UK be in. Obama made a pointed reference to a threat to the "special relationship" if Britain pulls out of Europe. The comment will not be lost on the British political leadership. Even today, the friendship of the US is not lightly set aside.
OTOH, the special relationship is not so special anymore, thanks largely to the big zero's inept handling of foreign policy. In fact, I think anglo-american relationships are at their lowest ebb since the Suez crisis. Their are signs the Brits are looking elsewhere for global partners - the other members of the anglosphere, and the commonwealth countries (particularly India). Interesting times ahead!
posted on 05/16/2013 4:38:02 AM PDT
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