Tuesday, 16 April 2013


The funeral of Baroness Thatcher this Wednesday will be the biggest event happening in the world this week.  Across the globe, people will be watching, and representatives from many countries will be present (in some cases leaders themselves). 

Barack Obama will not send any senior member of his Administration to the funeral of Lady Thatcher, citing the phoney issue of 'gun-control' as the reason
Although nobody expected President Obama to attend, it was widely thought, both in the US and the UK, that he would send a senior member of his administration to represent him – perhaps the Vice President Joe Biden, or even his wife Michelle. 

However, it turns out they can’t make it, as they are very busy this week taking guns away from law-abiding citizens. 

The US embassy said that ‘this is a hugely significant week in terms of US domestic politics’.  The spokesman went on to say that both the First Lady and the Vice President were ‘the President’s point people on gun control’, adding: ‘This is a week when there is a lot of movement on Capitol Hill on gun control issues.’ 

Instead, the Reagan-era secretaries of state James Baker and George Schulz would represent the US. 

Of course, this might be a lot more appropriate.  It is, after all, better to have two people who actually appreciated Margaret Thatcher rather than a far-left celebrity of a president who would probably much rather be with the ill-mannered protesters dancing on her grave (if it were not for his current predicament) than mourning her death. 
Mrs. Thatcher was arguably President Ronald Reagan's
closest ally

Nevertheless, this is an embarrassing moment for the United States of America.  It is somehow unbelievable that Obama could not find *one* senior member of his administration to attend this *world event*.  It is a very careless handling of diplomacy on the president’s part and should make other countries wonder why he’s acted so carelessly.  He might hate the United Kingdom (he sent back the bust of Churchill the British gave the United States following the 9/11 attacks, and he opted for ‘neutrality’ over the Falklands dispute), but he really needs to put his petty ‘anti-imperialism’ aside.  One cannot simply snub other countries, particularly countries that are members of the G8.  The President should send someone to represent the Administration. 

But no, and why?  Because the Obama Administration is very busy this week trying to grab guns off innocent citizens.  I never knew that tearing up the Constitution was more important than mourning the death of a fighter for liberty.  

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