Friday, June 10, 2011

Offending Faster Than We Can Apologize

One of the aspects implicit in our president's apology tour of the world is that we'd stop doing things that we need to apologize for. Apparently, my assumption is wrong since I guess the next president will have things to apologize for:

President Obama was effusive in his praise for the Special Relationship when he visited London recently, but his administration continues to slap Britain in the face over the highly sensitive Falklands issue. Washington signed on to a “draft declaration on the question of the Malvinas Islands” passed by unanimous consent by the General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) at its meeting in San Salvador yesterday, an issue which had been heavily pushed by Argentina. In doing so, the United States sided not only with Buenos Aires, but also with a number of anti-American regimes including Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela and Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua.

OK, since everyone agreed to the declaration, it naturally had to include Axis of El Vil types like Chavez and Ortega. But still, this is how the "special relationship" works now?

And as bonus nuance, we're keeping Britain's army and air transport assets busy in Afghanistan, and their combat air force and navy busy off of Libya!