Several British papers have published the top ten insults unleashed upon Britain by United States president Barack Obama since he assumed office on January 20, 2009.
Without further ado, and in my own words – here are the top 10 insults the British papers say Obama has dished out to Britain:
• The Obama administration has undermined the British role and influence in NATO. Many people in the United Kingdom have the strong believe that the United States President Obama and his administration gave France the leadership role in NATO. The British papers say that Paris is playing a lead role in the NATO alliance at the expense of Britain.
• A heap of insults from the U.S State Department poured on Britain – According to several papers in the United Kingdom, this was one of the biggest insults. The incident happened in 2009 when Gordon Brown visited the White House to a pretty embarrassing welcome. Officials at the Senior State Department were alleged to have mocked Gordon Brown’s visit saying that Britain should not consider itself as special as there is nothing special about the country and Britain is no different from 190 other countries all over the world. The officials at the Senior State Department said that Gordon Brown should not expect any special treatment from the United States.
• Useless DVDs given to the British Prime Minister were seen as another insult to Britain – The DVDs President Barack Obama gave to the British Prime Minister when he visited him did not work. The films only worked in DVD players made in North America. This is believed to be intentional.
• Getting Winston Churchill out of the Oval Office – according to the British people it was a very big derogatory statement that Obama sent to the British people within days of taking office when he got rid of the bronze bust of Winston Churchill that adorned the Oval Office and replaced it by one of Martin Luther King.
• The Obama administration’s deliberate and relentless target on BP - Obama and his administration made a relentless campaign against Britain’s largest company after the incident of the Gulf Oil Spill. Many Brits were totally shocked at the Obama’s reaction towards that incident. According to some experts this was one of the biggest things that damaged the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom in recent years.
• Obama Betrayed Britain – The Obama administration betrayed Britain big time in the hopes of appeasing Moscow over the new START treaty. In February last year, British Newspaper, The Daily Telegraph published a shocking statement which revealed that Washington went into secret agreements with the Russians to give them information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent and in return, the Russians would sign a key treaty. Many Britons have seen this shocking revelation as a major betrayal by Obama and his administration.
• Supporting a Federal Europe thereby undercutting the sovereignty of Britain – During Bush’s Administration, the United States was divided over Europe, but upon the coming of the Obama administration, there was a relentless support for the creation of a federal Europe. The Obama administration strongly backed the Lisbon Treaty, which immensely affected Britain’s sovereignty. According to many Britons, Obama’s administration’s aim was to undermine Britain’s sovereignty by relentlessly supporting a federal Europe.
• Special Relationship means nothing to Obama and his administration – it has been said that since taking office, United States president Barack Obama hardly mentions the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. According to a survey in the United Kingdom, majority of Britons believe that Barack Obama has massively downgraded the Special Relationship America had with the United Kingdom. According to them, the president acts like it does not exist.
• The calling of France the United States strongest ally – President Obama revealed this during a joint press conference at the White House with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Most Britons were shocked when they heard the U.S President tell the world that France was the United States’ strongest ally.
• Supporting Argentina in the Falk Islands issue – The United States openly took sides with Argentina over the Falk Islands, which many Britons see as a direct slap in their face. A typical example of this incident was during a press conference in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires with the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina, when the United States openly sided with Argentina over the issue.