Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
More snubs, please
quite. I am wholeheartedly glad that Obama snubbed Brown, and hope he keeps snubbing him for the forseeable future. It was Will Rogers who noted that the United States of America never lost a war or won a conference; they could whip the whole world on the battlefield, but when they sat down to negotiate with Costa Rica, they were doing well to hang on to their undershirt.
I have a feeling that Brown/Obama would be rather like that. Seriously, when Barack Obama finally deigns to sit down in a room with Her Britannic Majesty's Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, will it be because he's thought of a load of lovely presents he wants to give us? Like thump it will. It'll be because he wants something else from us, probably more troops for Afghanistan, and no we can't borrow their helicopters.
As Ajay said in B&T comments, the USA has two types of allies; the type that they give things to, and the type that give things to them. We're not Georgia or Israel; we're much better off trying to have as few of these little tete-a-tetes as possible.
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