Yes I know. I’m just jumping back in without an explanation. Maybe later.
President Obama seems to have a problem with our closest
ally, the United Kingdom
A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to [Former President] George W Bush from the Government's art collection after the September 11 attacks, has now been formally handed back.
The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush's tenure.
But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: "Thanks, but no thanks."
(Rumor has it that the president treated the bust far less ceremoniously than that.)
Then there was the president’s treatment of UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown days ago:
Obama, breaking with precedent, wouldn't grant the prime minister the customary honor of standing beside him in front of the two nations' flags for the TV cameras. [SNIP]
Still, Brown kept a stiff upper lip as he sat in the Oval Office yesterday as Obama, skipping the usual words of welcome for his guest, went straight to questions from the news services. Brown didn't get to speak for six minutes, after Obama had already answered two questions.
Many observers seem
puzzled. I’m not and neither is the UK press. It’s about Kenya
If you recall, before Kenya
Mystery solved. It seems that the president is seeking to humiliate the progeny of those who humiliated his ancestors. Revenge isn’t that complicated a motive.
However, a question remains.
Is this any way for a President of the United States
Read also about the gifts which the Obamas gave to the Browns during the latter's visit, especially this one: a collection of 25 classic American films on DVD. Not exactly special. And even more curiously: Brits can't play American DVDs.
To be fair, Prime Minister Brown was thoughtless in his gift-giving as well. One of his gifts to the president: a seven-volume classic biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert. One would expect a UK Prime Minister to know the history of his own country, but one could say the same thing about our own head of state.
UPDATE: Welcome, Ace's morons!
UPDATE: Welcome all others. Just to clear up some items, I am half Luo like President Obama (take note of my URL), born and raised in the United States. My father and the president's father arrived in the United States via the same means--the Mboya Airlift.