Ed Driscoll

Obama: Nobody's Business But The Turks

Michael Weiss writes:

I’m a few days late to this item, but L.A. Times carries a story that the Obama administration is wavering on whether or not to issue a presidential declaration recognizing the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

While wavering to its Turkish Delight, the Obama administration is also simultaneously trashing an even more important American ally, as Nile Gardiner writes:

It is now three weeks since the Sunday Telegraph first revealed the State Department’s extraordinarily rude response to concern in the U.K. over its handling of the Gordon Brown visit to the White House in early March:

“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.”

The remarks are hugely insulting at a time when there are nearly 9,000 British troops on the ground in Afghanistan (almost the same number as all the major continental European powers combined), and after more than 150 British servicemen have laid down their lives fighting the Taliban.

And of course, this infamous gaffe would warrant cover stories everywhere from Newsweek to Home Theater magazine if it had been committed by a GOP administration.