British PM Gordon Brown flubs his speech: “So next to Obama Beach we join President Obama…”
Gordon Brown and his government in the UK has been under some scandalous pressure as of late and this will NOT help.
In Brown’s remarks, he referred to “Obama Beach,” then corrected himself to “Omaha Beach” a few words later, after a stir in the crowd.
Brown may have been confused by the French tabloid Liberation, which marked the president’s visit by splashing an “Obama Beach” on the cover of its weekend edition.
This even beats a Joe Biden Gaffe.
My guess is that this is the “nail in the coffin” for the Gordon Brown Labour Government in Britain.
But, then again, maybe “The One” will campaign for him?
US President George W. Bush holds talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at No. 10 Downing Street. Brown announced new troops for Afghanistan and tougher sanctions on Iran, delighting BushAfter talking with President Bush, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has agreed to tighter sanctions against Iran.
â€œOur message today to the Iranian people is that you do not have to pursue the path of confrontation,â€ he said during a press conference with Mr. Bush.
â€œToday, Britain will urge Europe and â€” Europe will agree â€” to take further sanctions against Iran,â€ Mr. Brown said.
Specifically, he said, the sanctions would be designed to freeze the assets of Iranâ€™s biggest bank, Bank Melli.
â€œWe will take action today that will freeze the overseas assets of the biggest bank in Iran, the Melli bank, and secondly, action will start today for a new phase of sanctions on oil and gas,â€ he said, without elaborating.
For his part, President Bush refused to rule out any action in Iran, saying â€œall optionsâ€ were on the table â€” a formula he has used that has been interpreted as not precluding military strikes.
Mr. Brown said that Britain would â€œdo everything possible to maintain the dialogueâ€ with Iran over its nuclear program. â€œBut we are also clear that if Iran continues to ignore United Nations resolutions and continues to ignore our offers of partnership, we have no choice but to intensify sanctions.â€
YAWN. Another sign that Britain and the United States are “PUNTING” this issue to the next President.
And, in a shocker:
The West has been weak to crack down on nuclear proliferation and what a surprise that Iran may have received advanced uranium enrichment technology and blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon from the A Q Khan network.
“These would have been ideal for two of Khan’s other major customers, Iran and North Korea,” wrote Albright, now president of the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security. “They both faced struggles in building a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop their ballistic missiles, and these designs were for a warhead that would fit.”
President Bush, right, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown participate in a joint press availability at Camp David, Md., Monday, July 30, 2007.
Mixed signals on the Iraq War are coming from Britain and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
And, Britain insists that they will remove their troops from Iraq irrespective of the United States.
Gordon Brown has paved the way for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq by telling George Bush he would not delay their exit in order to show unity with the United States.
After four hours of one-to-one talks with the US President at his Camp David retreat, Mr Brown told a joint press conference he would make a Commons statement in October on the future of the 5,500 British troops in the Basra region.
The Bush administration, under mounting domestic pressure to produce an exit strategy from Iraq, has been nervous that a full British withdrawal would add to the criticism. But Mr Brown made clear – and President Bush accepted – that Britain would go its own way, even if that gave the impression the two countries were diverging.
President Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown forged a unified stand on Iraq Monday, aiming to head off talk of a splintering partnership in the face of an unpopular war.
“There’s no doubt in my mind he understands the stakes of the struggle,” Bush said of Brown after two days of talks at the tranquil presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains.
The visit was closely watched for any sign of daylight between the president and prime minister after four years of unwavering support by Tony Blair, Brown’s predecessor. Blair was saddled with the nickname “poodle” by critics at home he felt he was too compliant with Bush’s policies, particularly in Iraq.
Brown told Bush that he shares the U.S. view of gradually turning over security of Iraq to its own people, based on signs of clear progress and advice from military leaders.
“We have duties to discharge and responsibilities to keep in support of the democratically elected government,” Brown said of Britain’s commitment to Iraq.
Still, as the U.S. has built up troops, Britain has been pulling them out.
Let the British wankers leave with their tails between their legs.
Iran bitch slapped them earlier this year and they took it with a stupid smile.
Has the UK – America alliance been broken?
No, but it is headed towards a re-evaluation. America can NO longer count on the Brits.
Cox & Forkum: What’s in a Name
From the Daily Express: Brown: Donâ€™t say terrorists are Muslims
Gordon Brown has banned ministers from using the word â€œMuslimâ€ in connection with the terrorism crisis.The Prime Minister has also instructed his team â€“ including new Home Secretary Jacqui Smith â€“ that the phrase â€œwar on terrorâ€ is to be dropped.
The shake-up is part of a fresh attempt to improve community relations and avoid offending Muslims, adopting a more “consensual” tone than existed under Tony Blair. …
Mr Brown’s spokesman acknowledged yesterday that ministers had been given specific guidelines to avoid inflammatory language. “There is clearly a need to strike a consensual tone in relation to all communities across the UK,” the spokesman said. “It is important that the country remains united.”
Rightâ€¦..cover up the fact that the perps were not Islamic extremists. And, of course blame Tony Blair and President Bush.
How stupid and politically correct can these MORONS be?
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