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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?

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    You have to remember one of Obama's first actions when he moved in to the White House was to have the bust of Winston Churchill returned to the British Embassy. That's not a snub put an insult to Great Britain.

    Son like father, Barack's biological father just wasn't a Marxist but despised the British. "Son follows the condition of his father."

    Now I always thought the V.P. was suppose to attend all State Funerals, at least that was one of their main functions in my life time. If it's a famous former head of state or a former head of state who was a strong ally to the USA then the President attends the funeral.

    The UK has been America's strongest ally for over a hundred years. P.M. Thatcher played a significant role with helping to bring down the Soviet Union and ending the Cold War.

    In fact the UK under Margret Thatcher played a bigger role ending the Cold War than the Democrat Party in America did considering that the Democrats basically surrendered in 1976 and no longer wanted to stop Communist expansion in the world.

    What we see is Obama sending two former Republican Secretary of States who will not be representing America but the Republican Party.

    It's an insult against the British people not to send Biden or Kerry to represent the current administration. I'm sure the Brits will not hold 48 % of Americans responsible for Obama disrespect to state protocol. But Obama better hope that America doesn't need the British to stand by our side in the next four years.

    We already have less allies today than four years ago and what real allies we still have don't trust Obama. You don't throw allies under the bus and not to expect your other allies to wonder if they are next.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Obama is basically right of center. If the Right hadn't gone so rightwing extremist over the last 30 years, they would see that. This is not the country I grew up in and it hasn't been for 30 years now...............................

    Is that right?.....Yeah, see, I see it the other way around....If progressives hadn't dragged this country so far left, they'd see that calling right of center individuals 'extreme' is laughable....This isn't the country I grew up in either my friend.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by falcata View Post
    Why would Bush in particular go?

    I don't really think this matters.

    If we sent no one then it would be a snub, but Thatcher hasn't been PM in years and has just been a member of the house of lords. So wouldn't it be fitting that former officials during Thatcher's time would go to her funeral? I would rather people I worked with go than some officials I had never meet.

    Isn't this really just non-issue?
    Which other governments are declining to send a high official?
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    My gut says that he should have went. You could make the argument though that he has his hands full at home with the Boston Marathon bombing, and I think that would be a perfectly reasonable reason not to go, but it doesn't sound like he was planning on attending anyways. I don't see it as a huge deal though.
    His decision not to go predated the Boston massacre. But what are Michelle and Biden and Kerry doing about Boston?
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    That's why you send a representative or the VP. Some will hate Obama for everything he does, but given the Boston attack I think most rational people would understand him staying in the US. After all, he did cancel his anti-gun rights call campaign due to the attacks.

    I personally think that someone representing the US should have been sent, but it's not a major issue.
    Why DO we keep insulting the U.K.?
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Last week's conservative outrage: "Biden went to Europe and his normally priced security cost a whole bunch of taxpayer money! Shame on the Obama Administration!"
    This week's conservative outrage: "Biden didn't go to Europe! Shame on the Obama Administration!"

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Exactly! as i have said it before, and i'll say it again, if Obama discovered a cure for cancer, the cons would still bitch and moan over it.
    O hasn't discovered a cure for cancer, but he HAS made himself a serial snubber of the U.K. which, last I checked, is one of our closest allies.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

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    The curd gassing thing is an environmentalist plot of recent invention. Eat your bean curds and shut up about Churchill, Skippy.

    Reality jarring with your mythology Skipinder? The people he gassed were Kurds with a "K", The ones you were so upset about when Saddam did it. (with his US supplied gas)
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Considering all the events currently ongoing, I think it's pretty much a non-issue.
    Americans might notice which of our allies decide to snub the future commemorations of Presidents Carter or Bush.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Why DO we keep insulting the U.K.?
    It's not an insult. I just think griping about not having a rep of the US government there isn't a major issue. Personally, if a president of the US died and the UK didn't send anyone to the funeral I wouldn't be too offended, especially if the UK just suffered a domestic attack.
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