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    10 Truths About The British Election - From An American's Perspective

    Tunku Varadarajan explains why a Conservative victory is best, for the U.S.

    Since Tony Blair isn't running, Nick Clegg hates us, and Gordon Brown is a dour loser, why Davis Cameron is best for the U.S.

    Me, I dunno?

    10 Truths About the British Vote - The Daily Beast

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    Re: 10 Truths About The British Election - From An American's Perspective

    I don't think it makes much difference who the government is in the UK to Obama.
    He thinks he rules the world, other countries leaders are merely a minor inconvenience to him.

    Fortunately, the world now seems to be seeing through his initial effervescence and now realise it was a dangerous damp squib, opening up the USA to attacks from enemies who see it as weak.

    Save us all 22,000,000 a day. Leave the EU.

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    Re: 10 Truths About The British Election - From An American's Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I don't think it makes much difference who the government is in the UK to Obama.
    He thinks he rules the world, other countries leaders are merely a minor inconvenience to him.

    Fortunately, the world now seems to be seeing through his initial effervescence and now realise it was a dangerous damp squib, opening up the USA to attacks from enemies who see it as weak.
    ALL American Presidents think they rule the world. They carry the big stick whether they want to admit it or not. Some just speak more 'softly' than others.

    As to the rest, I still think the jury is still out. As for A'stan, I think his and McChrystal's policy may be best, Pacify cause the Afghanis have never and will never be subdued. It just ain't gonna happen unless you're willing to kill every man, woman and child in the country. That's just their clannish warrior nature. Everyone on God's green earth has tried since Alexander, without success, so secure what you can and negotiate the rest.

    As for terrorism, logically it is impossible to stamp out terrorism, domestic or foreign; all you can realistically do is try to stay on top of it and minimize it.

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    Re: 10 Truths About The British Election - From An American's Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    ALL American Presidents think they rule the world.
    Since the Second World War, there was that minor power known as the British Empire before that.
    The only thing that will be of concern is how the primeminister gets on with Europe so the American can maintain friendly relationhips, allies and trade.

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    I'd say you are close "to the Truth" but missing the motivation behind Obama's tactics. He inherited an operation that, after the attack, didn't seek other government support, instead deciding it would be the "world's policeman - and enforcer". They got secret Congressional approval to convert the CIA from a subversive counterintelligence agency, to a paramilitary subversive counterintelligence agency/contract militia. Obama restricted U.S. "enemy combatant" effort to again be consistent with the Geneva Convention (Executive Order 2nd day of office), which took some pressure off whether the U.S. was actiing too imperialist in it's efforts to root out and destroy attackers and their organization(s), which the previous administration was clearly attempting to do, setting up satelite puppet governments as support opertions for their anti-terrorism efforts (Iraq THE example). That "plan" blew up in their face, and 12 years later (2003 Iraq occupation) ISIL(ISIS) is stronger and more capable than Al Qaeda ever was. A failure in developing, implementing, and executing their "plan". But Obama can't or doesn't want to reign in the CIA or NSA and DHS so he flounders with no supportable foreign policy and weak domestic agenda, while acting like he rules the world. You should witness the extent the Federal government in their "private session" and secret "need to know" policy of not tell the public anything, is making the country into a Socialist (pre-Nazi) style of government, about as far from a "We the people" Republic can go. Every issue/incident that surfaces shows the progression of their policy, or lack of it...

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