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A theory from the Washington Times on Obama's 'slighting' of Thatcher


President Obama didn't send anyone from the White House to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral Wednesday. He sent two former state secretaries who had once worked with Thatcher instead.

Here's how the Washington Times interpreted that move in a Thursday editorial:

Mr. Obama clearly doesn’t much like our British friends, and it wasn’t the first time he made a ceremonial point of it. ...

He made a point of declaring in 2011 that the United States has not a “stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy and the French people.” This reflected either an ignorance of American history or a reference to his Kenyan forbears. His father never forgave Britain its suppression of Mau Mau terrorism.


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