Now let me say right up front that although many people deride Obama, I don’t think he’s been that bad a President as they go. I think he’s been amazingly frustrated by the people around him and stopped from doing many of things he felt strongly about. I’m not an expert on the U S of A but that’s my view as a foreigner.
However, the difference between me and Mr Obama is that I don’t fly half way around the world to tell other people how they should live their lives. It’s none of my business because it’s their country not mine.
So you can imagine how I feel about the man’s visit to the UK this week. Fair enough he says he wanted to wish the Queen a happy 90th birthday in person but he should have bloody well stopped there.
Obama reckons that the EU was formed to ensure peace in Europe after the war. Well that’s bollocks, Mr President. The EU arose from the Red House Agreement when the nazi industrialists realised that the Third Reich was royally fucked and they needed to start planning for the Fourth. The great plan was the EU. After all it worked for Prussia when they took over the much larger Germany, so why shouldn’t it work for Germany taking over Europe? And they were right, because it is working.
The organisation that has brought – comparative – peace to Europe is NATO not the EU so if you’re going to try teach us history, then at least try to get it right. After all, you are supposed to be a major player in NATO so you ought to have a better grasp of the facts, shouldn’t you?
Then Onama goes on to lecture us about staying in the EU. He says that the UK’s voice in european and world affairs would be diminished if we vote to leave. Well, that’s bollocks too, isn’t it? What Obama is really saying is that if we leave the EU then America’s voice in the Europe is diminished because the ‘special relationship’ ensures that America has a puppet PM at the European top table. He doesn’t give a fuck about the UK’s status, he’s just worried about his own country’s status.
I have no problem with a country putting it’s own interests first, but be honest about it and stop trying to bullshit us.
And while we’re at it, let’s not kid ourselves that America would for a single instant be prepared to enter into the sort of political arrangement that is the EU. Good enough for us, not good enough for them. That makes Obama not just a liar but a hypocrite as well.
So here’s my advice to you Mr President : Go home and enjoy the rest of your term in office and keep your nose out of our affairs. We stood alone in 1940 while we were waiting for you to join in the fight against the Germans and we sure as hell can bloody well do it again!!