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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.
    Just as a comparison, the current Prime Minister of Canada as well as a former Prime Minister of Canada who was in office at the same time as Thatcher will be in attendance.

    I would also note, and I'm prepared for the ignorant comments, that Vice-President Cheney will be in attendance.

    In defense of President Bush II, while the British invited him I have not heard that the Obama administration reached out to him and asked him if he'd like to go as a representative of the US - GW has made a point of not being in the limelight and not representing the US without the administration's request/approval, as it should be with all former Presidents, but unfortunately isn't.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Good evening, AP.

    A small administration is finding it difficult to acknowledge a large leader.
    Good evening, Jack.

    Excellent!

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening,Pero.

    I don't care who is sent, but it should be someone of very high rank, in order that our Country is well represented to the rest of the world. It would be more insulting if anyone of lower rank were chosen than if no one were sent at all, IMO. Could Colin Powell be a reasonable choice?

    If BHO still remembers his embarrassment at attempting to give a toast at the wrong time, that was not England's fault, but his own gaffe. To carry party partisanship to this level is not only disgusting, but says more about this administration than words could ever do.
    Howdy Pol, hope all is well. Colin Powell would have been a good choice. You know Bill Clinton would have been another if President Obama didn't want to send any current active person from his administration.
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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.
    Even if Obama did send a serving member of his delegation right-wingers would just bitch about the hotel bill anyways.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Most people I know don't even plan on watching the funeral and I live in England so I would of been shocked if Obama had made the trip especially given yesterdays events.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Jack.

    Excellent!

    Good evening, Polgara, and thank you.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Most people I know don't even plan on watching the funeral and I live in England so I would of been shocked if Obama had made the trip especially given yesterdays events.
    I'll bet after events in Boston most people in England, and many around the world, will be watching, if only for the possibilities.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'll bet after events in Boston most people in England, and many around the world, will be watching, if only for the possibilities.
    that's true but I would be more worried about the race on Sunday given that any possible attackers wouldn't of had long to plan for Thatchers funeral.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Just as a comparison, the current Prime Minister of Canada as well as a former Prime Minister of Canada who was in office at the same time as Thatcher will be in attendance.

    I would also note, and I'm prepared for the ignorant comments, that Vice-President Cheney will be in attendance.

    In defense of President Bush II, while the British invited him I have not heard that the Obama administration reached out to him and asked him if he'd like to go as a representative of the US - GW has made a point of not being in the limelight and not representing the US without the administration's request/approval, as it should be with all former Presidents, but unfortunately isn't.
    Good evening,CJ.

    I glad that Canada understands good manners! This is not an ordinary funeral, but one honoring the longest serving Prime Minister in England's history! BHO could have gone long enough for that! The Boston problem could have been handled by Biden for a day or two! Sad....

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I'm curious what those who make such a big deal out of Romney "Snubbing" england at the Olympics make of this
    What about people who have no idea what you're talking about? DONT YOU CARE ABOUT MY OPINION?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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