Obama insults PM Brown again

Relationships between President Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown seem to be on a downward spiral. Much was written about Obama's behavior towards Brown earlier this year when the Prime Minister visited Washington.  There was no joint press conference between the two heads of government, nor was there a state dinner to honor Brown.  As is typical, the two leaders exchanged gifts. Brown presented the type of custom made item normally presented at state visits. In a move widely reported in the United Kingdom, Obama gave the nearly blind PM a boxed DVD set that was not only readily available on line but which was in a format that was not compatible with British DVD players. Once again, Obama has sent the message that he has no time for America's long-standing ally. British officials made five attempts to secure official talks with the US President and even agreed to a policy change in an attempt to land a...(Read Full Post)