I was REALLY trying to avoid the kerfuffle about all this...but man!
Today's Foreign Policy Statement reads as Follows:
"There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."
Winston Churchill described the "Special Relationship" that existed between the US and Great Britain, both during and after World War II, as well as during the onset of the Cold War. The term, however, predated that considerably.
The first use of the term that I could find was actually in 1897, when the Times of London, referencing the Anglo-American Arbitration Treaty, saw an "advantage to England and America in their special relationship". 112 years of Special Relationship. Way to go, Guys.
Now, lets put this little statement into the context of recent history, like the last two months...
1. From the New York Times: US would slow Missile Shield Plan for Russian help with Iran
I'm sure that the Czechs and Poles are overjoyed that their security is now a bargaining chip. Although I can see the Russian's point here. I'm sure that it is only the threat of Nuclear Annihilation that is keeping the military might of those marauding Czechs in their place!
2. From the Daily Mail (UK): To my special friend Gordon, 25 DVDs: Obama gives Brown a set of classic movies. Let's hope he likes the Wizard of Oz
Nothing says classy like a gift of DVDs. Now admittedly, It isn't the worst gift ever, but come on, Obama said he is a Citizen of the World! He is now, arguably, the single most powerful man on the planet, he has a staff of thousands, and he is about to receive a state visit from the Prime Minister of England, and this was the best he could do?
3. From Breitbart: Russian media teases Clinton over 'reset' button
Are you telling me the Obama administration doesn't have one person fluent in Russian that could have looked this thing over?
This is why some one who ran such a crappy campaign could still manage to get 48% of the vote. There are whole swaths of people in this country who simply cannot believe that the Democrats have any competence in Foreign policy whatsoever. And quite frankly, what have you seen in the last 48 days or so that would lead you to believe anything else?