Leave it to Barack Obama.
POTUS did it again. He upset American ally Great Britain during his trip to Colombia, South America.

“British troops dying next to Americans in Afghanistan: what thanks does Britain get? ‘Neutrality’ on the Falklands”

Nile Gardiner at The Telegraph reported:

Barack Obama may have rolled out the red carpet for David Cameron at the White House last month, flown the Prime Minister on Air Force One to Ohio, and lavished him with a state dinner, but he still won’t back America’s closest ally over the Falklands, sticking to a policy of “neutrality”. As Bloomberg reported on Sunday from Colombia:

President Barack Obama said the U.S. will remain on the sidelines in the dispute between the U.K. and Argentina over the Falkland Islands.

“We’re going to remain neutral,” Obama said at a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as the Summit of the Americas concluded in Cartagena. “This is not something that we typically intervene in.”

Downing Street will probably point to Washington’s refusal to sign up to a Summit of the Americas declaration this weekend as a sign that the Obama administration is shifting its position on the Falklands. Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner had pushed hard for the Summit to categorically back Buenos Aires’s claim to the Islands, and reportedly left early in a huff after failing to get her way. But Washington’s hesitancy to sign on to a Summit statement was overwhelmingly due its opposition (together with Canada’s) to Cuba being invited to join next year’s summit, which would have been at the heart of a joint declaration, and had little to do with the Falklands matter. In an election year, the Obama administration simply cannot afford to be seen to be soft on Cuba, which it has largely been since it took office.

In reality, the Obama presidency’s position on the Falklands remains unchanged. The President and his Secretary of State refuse to back the right of self-determination of the Falkland Islanders, and have not said a word condemning the increasingly belligerent stance and actions of Buenos Aires, including its threats to blockade the Islands and isolate it economically.

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  1. Glad to see Obama is fulfilling his promise of fixing those alliances Bush destroyed. Eesh!

  2. Well, you know, what do they expect? Throwing friends under the bus is what he does best. It’s been the one consistent thing is his debacle of a presidency.

  3. Obama has alienated our three closest allies.

    Obama has aided and abetted the Islamization of multiple countries on the Mediterranean.

    He bows to any foreign tyrant who looks in his direction.

    And his domestic policy is even worse than his foreign policy

  4. 0bama is a royal f**k up

  5. The Brits wanted Obama so they got him. To complain know when they got exactly what they wanted only shows them to be immature whiny snobs.

    Europe wanted a president for the world, well here he is in all his vain glory, choke on it.

  6. Ditto # 5. The Brit’s as well as the rest of Europe wanted Obama. OK folks,you’ve got him.

  7. I thought Obama said “Maldives”. . what an idiot!!

    Come Nov 2012, let’s send Obama on that Columbia vacation with Angry Big Mama Moochele

  8. I like the UK Telegraph, they are never shy about The Wohn’s administration.

  9. Great Britain would be fortunate if Obama really was neutral. You can bank on the fact that he will screw them every way he can.

  10. Actually he was trying to say Malvinas the Spanish name for the Falklands.

    It’s just like saying Jerusalem is el Quds which is the Arabic name for the land they think belongs to them.

    When you really look into his character it’s amazing. He is in jr high school trying to make everyone his buddy. He doesn’t think this might have repercussions. Just like the video of him saying all these countries punch above their weight class. IOTUS, idiot.

  11. Ted Nugent Tells NRA Audience to Cut Democrats’ Heads Off, Slams Supreme Court (Video)

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ted-nugent-tells-nra-cut-democrats-heads-off-romney-obama-guns-312478

    Things are heating up!!

  12. #15

    OT sorry

  13. Eight Minutes You Missed: George Zimmerman’s Former Lawyer’s Press Conference

    Since April 11th, the MSM has known at least as much as George Zimmerman’s former lawyer told them about the facts of the case. Those facts were woefully out of line with the Narrative. So the MSM just let us wonder about the strange moment and didn’t find much else very interesting. Except that it was. That’s why you didn’t see this. It’s part of the entire 45 minutes’ presser. All you or I got to see was a somewhat strange assembly listening to some lawyers throwing their client under the bus, or publicly wondering whether they had been thrown…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c7jkxf-TKYw

  14. #17
    OT sorry

  15. “It’s just like saying Jerusalem is el Quds which is the Arabic name for the land they think belongs to them.”

    Didn’t the Barack Hussein Obama Amateur Hour do this too? I seem to remember them using the Muslim name for Jerusalem at some point before backpedaling.

  16. Gee. Remember when ‘cowboy diplomacy’ was going to get us all killed? Remember when the world hated us and it could only be solved by a dose of the dear leader? So much for that. We managed to piss off Canada. and now we’re kissing Argentina’s ass? For what?



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