Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Embracing our Enemies, Alienating Our Allies: Hope and Change!

While I loath to link to anything written by Glenn Greenwald, left-wing lunatic par excellence, he makes an interesting observation while attacking the Obama administration's willingness to bitch-slap the occasional terrorist.

Apparently, while trying to keep past and future coercive measures under wraps, Obama is treating a stalwart ally to an early peek of his "new relationship" with Europe. According to the British High Court - an organization not known for fabrications:

The United States Government's position is that, if the redacted paragraphs are made public, then the United States will re-evaluate its intelligence-sharing relationship with the United Kingdom with the real risk that it would reduce the intelligence it provided (para. 62) . . . . [and] there is a real risk, if we restored the redacted paragraphs, the United States Government, by its review of the shared intelligence arrangements, could inflict on the citizens of the United Kingdom a very considerable increase in the dangers they face at a time when a serious terrorist threat still pertains (para. 106).

In other words, Barack is telling the Brits: Do what I say, or we will withhold information from you that could enable you to break up terrorist plots aimed at your citizens.

Not quite the treatment the Brits expected when they eagerly clamored for a Democratic president and a liberal American government. We right-wing nuts tried to warn you, but c'mon - everyone knows that conservatives are stupid, and to be mocked, not heeded!

You've made your bed, Britain....I hope you're finding it comfortable.

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