It was a headline I never expected to read: “US refuses to endorse British sovereignty in Falklands oil dispute.” Washington has declined to back Britain in its dispute with Argentina over drilling rights in the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands. President Obama’s position is one of strict neutrality, refusing to take sides.
In '82 Regan helped out with intelligence, public backing and allowed the UK military access to the latest Sidewinder missiles.
Hopefully the next UK gov will let Washington know that an alliance is a two way agreement and we should look after our own a bit more.
This Obama chap is not coming across well at all, unimpressive in internal politics and a fair-weather friend to his allies. I'm sure the USA can stand on it's own, but does it really want to?
An apt comment
“A huge slap in the face for Brown from his friend Barrack.” Flightpath
It was an absolute hoot when the Prime Mentalist went to Washington and sanctimoniously proffered the holy, sacramental pen-holder made out of the timbers of an RN anti-slavery patrol ship to Saint Obama
And in return he gets all those Hollywood films on Dvd from Amazon which can’t even be played on equipment sold in the UK.