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"The Worst Kind of Ally"

1:30 PM, Nov 19, 2009 • By JOHN NOONAN
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Sayeth the British Spectator:

'The Afghan issue has made clear the astonishing disregard with which Mr Obama treats Britain . As he decides how many more troops to send to Afghanistan - a decision which will fundamentally affect the scope of the mission - Britain is reduced to taking a guess. The White House does not even pretend to portray this as a joint decision. It is a diplomatic cold-shouldering that stands in contrast not just to the Blair-Bush era, but to the togetherness of the soldiers on the ground.'

That's an accurate enough summation of Obama's foreign policy. Coddle the bad guys, freeze out our friends. Though perhaps our British allies didn't get the memo. We're a world of "shared interests" now. No need for "alignments of nations rooted in the cleavages of a long gone Cold War."

Except, of course, when you're trying to supplement American troops with European ones. No wonder the Brits are peeved.

H/T - The Corner