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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    It's a french event right? But it's up to the US to fix the invitation issue. Isn't it typical of the world to always expect the US to fix everything? And when we do, they bitch. Just watch, they'll bitch about this too.
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's a french event right? But it's up to the US to fix the invitation issue. Isn't it typical of the world to always expect the US to fix everything? And when we do, they bitch. Just watch, they'll bitch about this too.
    Don't bother.
    The French want Obama for themselves and no one else lol

    Hence why they sneakily waited until the last minute to invite the Queen fully aware that it takes months of planning for a Queen to visit another state because of security etc.


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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    He also occupies the chair of Neville Chamberlain. Just sayin'.
    What about it? That does not distract from the importance or the glory of said office. In fact as your cliched response makes clear it was an important seat. It is also the seat of Blair just as Obama's is the seat of Carter, W.H.Bush and FDR. Cliches are so uninteresting, btw mate.

    I suppose someone should have told Henry VIII that when he styled himself after a Roman emperor that some of them were like Nero and Commodus, obviously that makes the office completely worthless and gloryless.
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Yep, head of state of both Canada and Britain.
    Not to mention it was her father, who authorized the operation if i remember
    FDR is the father of the Queen of England?

    History is just amazing, isn't it?

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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    With the Queen still on the throne, i am a huge defender and supporter of the Monarch. The Queen being the head of state, Commander in chief and head of Church is something special and should be kept
    Over on this side of the Pond we have the peculiar idea that a man's religion is his business and not something the government has any business intruding on.

    Also, we always figured, until this last election, that genetics and heritage is a lousy way to elect a national leader. Genetics and heritage is still a lousy way to pick national leaders, but the people that voted for The Messiah forgot this.

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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    No Churchill was not our head of state. He himself would have no doubt disagreed heartily with that assertion. A minister's power technically comes from the sovereign.
    The American political theory is that political power comes from the people....

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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    The American political theory is that political power comes from the people....
    Britain is not America, unless you hadn't noticed. Under the British constitution a minister's power technically comes from the sovereign.
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Over on this side of the Pond we have the peculiar idea that a man's religion is his business and not something the government has any business intruding on.
    Good for you. Our traditions and heritage are different and therefore so are our institutions. We have complete religious liberty but we still feel that our traditional established church is worth protecting.
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com



    What a HUGE blunder not to invite her! The British sent more troops to Normandy than anybody. The Queen was in the military at the time. Everybody agrees the royal family showed great courage and support during the war.

    We should just boycot the event if France doesn't grow up.

    I totally agree Pinky should be there !!!
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    In this case it's petty and trivial and hardly relevant to the fact that the
    Queen was not invited to anniversary ceremony in France.

    There were more Canadian and British soldiers than American soldiers. Live with it.
    No not even close, Combine US Military Force on D-Day were 73,000 Ground Force of the 11,950 Aircraft involved 9950 were US Aircraft and of these over half were multi-personal aircraft. On the Sea the US N provide 2/3 of the Heavy Guns IE Battleships, the actual number is around 130,000 US Military Personal.

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