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British Press Terms Comment a Grave Insult to US-UK Ties

British pundits and a broad swath of the nation’s press are fuming tonight in the wake of comments by President Obama that the US has no stronger ally than France, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The comment was termed by many as a grave insult to the “Special Relationship’ between Britain and the United States, and sparked angry rebukes from Tory MPs, who insisted that Britain has been a much better shill for America’s assorted wars than France could ever dream of being, and has sacrificed far more troops in those disastrous conflicts.

Some were quick to point out that President Obama didn’t explicitly name France as “better than” Britain but was simply putting them in the same tier. The comments however didn’t prevent the anger and condemnations of France’s insufficiently pro-war history from being made a serious topic of discussion among Britain’s press.

The controversy is nothing new, of course. President Bush’s decision to end his final trip to Europe with a stop in Paris, and not London, sparked similar concerns that their role as America’s BFF was in peril.

http://news.antiwar.com/2011/01/11/brits-riled-up-as-obama-says-no-stronger-ally-than-france/
 

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What a crock of ****. France sided with the North Vietnamese after we saved their ass in Vietnam, refused the US fly over permission when we went to attack Syria for a terrorist attack and they supply arms to anyone with the cash.

Oh wait, supplying French arms to our enemies could qualify France as an ally:laughing::laughing::laughing:

When I was down at NASA in Houston we were discussing the "heavy lift" project and how difficult it was. I made a joke and said "If it was easy the French would do it". It got a great response from our NASA Scientist:laughing::laughing:

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Whens the last time france did anything for the U.S? whens the last time france did anything for anyone?. Britain is a strong military partner but what about ya know this little country to the north who is YOUR BIGGEST TRADING PARTNER mr.obama, you forget about that? The guy snubs his actual allies who have been there through everything for countries who would stab him in the back in a second. The guys a nut job.
 

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Yeah, I don't know how anyone could think that France is a better ally than the U.K.:huh:
 

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Simple. France is a socialist country. U.K. is a monarchy. Obama likes the socialistic aspect of France. They spread the wealth around better...what they have, anyway.
 

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Obama's an idiot. I can't believe anyone hasn't figured that out by now.
 

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With friends like France who needs enemies! :lookinup: I'd take any number of nations over France -- like Britain, Israel, Australia, Canada, even South Korea. That comment by Obama was NOT made without full knowlege of the message it sent. :WTF
 

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Where's all the Kool Aid drinking Barry Obama supporters in this thread??

Where are they? :laughing:
 

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The only trouble with France is, it's full of Frenchmen. :D
 
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