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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    They should have sent somebody actually in the administration to represent the United States. This was not a good idea and reflects poorly on the Obama Administration, regardless of how he or anybody else feels about Thatcher. She was an incredibly important political figure at the end of the 20th century and there should be some person of note in the official U.S. delegation.

    And I am not a Thatcher admirer.
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    it's why it was perceived as a snub across the pond
    because it was a snub

    but kudos to Obama for finally standing for something: a snub
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Who did Bush send for James Callaghan's memorial?

    Anyone?
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Actually a lot of this is an excuse to bash Margaret Thatcher, but the topic is " Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral".

    You don't like it when poor Barrack is criticized, huh?

    The guy is traveling all over the world, his family is hitting all the international hot spots, he's playing golf with Tiger Woods, is elbowing with celebrities, pays 18% on his hundreds of thousands of income, and you're concerned he is being "bashed"? We should have it so good.
    I don't mind him being criticized at all. I only mind when someone tries to distort or stretch the truth, or tries to criticize someone unfairly. I feel that this is an unfair criticism. I think it's fair to say that more could have been done to honor her funeral, but I also think it's completely understandable that right now the president and his top advisers and officials are needed here.

    1. All presidents travel. Not sure why that bothers you.

    2. I don't care that Jimmy Carter met with Elvis, I don't care that Reagan and H. W. Bush met with Micheal Jackson, I don't care that Clinton met with who ever he met with, I don't care the W. Bush went and watched the women's volleyball team at the Olympics and got on the court with them to talk and meet with them, I don't care that Bush met with Bono, and I don't care that Obama played a round of golf with Tiger Woods. I'm sorry, I'm just crazy that way. I don't let my personal politics interfere with my ability to control false outrage.

    3. If you feel that he pays too little on his taxes, then by all means support him in his effort to raise those taxes. He did nothing tricky to get that tax rate btw. He donated to charity, and he took basic deductions like his mortgage interest.

    4. Again, I don't care if someone is criticized as long as it's honest. If someone falsely accused you of something, and I knew about it, I'd defend you. Not because I love you or because I just have to defend you, but because it would be honest to do so.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Bibi represented Israel at the funeral.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Move the goalposts if you like. No reason to follow you down that rabbit hole.
    LOL, no was just being polite as I have no way to check the ONE thing you claim to have been positive about and have a funny feeling given your other posts that you couldn't help yourself and not take a swipe at the President for 'taking credit' if he said anything about the event. Like the bin Hiding SEAL hit.

    Would be interested if you could point to anything positive you have said since I joined.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Which other governments are declining to send a high official?
    Apparently Australia as well who is actually part of the Commonwealth of Nations.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Which other governments are declining to send a high official?
    argentina just flat out declined
    the question remains, was an invitation to attend ever tendered
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    argentina just flat out declined
    the question remains, was an invitation to attend ever tendered
    According to the news reports I read following Thatcher's death, Argentina was not invited.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    LOL, no was just being polite as I have no way to check the ONE thing you claim to have been positive about and have a funny feeling given your other posts that you couldn't help yourself and not take a swipe at the President for 'taking credit' if he said anything about the event. Like the bin Hiding SEAL hit.
    Now you're just making things up. Getting bin Laden is an unqualified win, and I never, ever said otherwise. Perhaps you should pay attention more to what I say rather than what you "feel" I say.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is unbelievable....Not one current official to send to Margret Thatcher's funeral? I mean come on! How many times can Obama snub England? Or any of our other traditional allies for that matter?

    For comparison consider, I believe that when Reagan died, England was represented by the current, as well as the former PM at the time, the Queen herself, and other dignitaries....We can't spare one current administration official?

    BTW, I know that the partisan progressives will instantly say that Bush isn't going either, being as that is the go to excuse for them, and personally I don't think that is right either...Bush should go.



    Are you guys serious ????

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