Barak Obama, respect where due

by | Aug 11, 2009 | Stress Blog | 1 comment

A little bit of old news but a little change is better than none, Barak Obama disses Churchill.
“The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush’s tenure.

But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: “Thanks, but no thanks.”

and props to the telegraph even if they need to qualify it.

“Churchill has less happy connotations for Mr Obama than those American politicians who celebrate his wartime leadership. It was during Churchill’s second premiership that Britain suppressed Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion. Among Kenyans allegedly tortured by the colonial regime included one Hussein Onyango Obama, the President’s grandfather.”

Kind off creepy thinking that bush was staring at that warcimminal every morning, although thoroughly rational.