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Obama Abroad

A View of the G-20 from Across the Pond

By Liz Heron
British media is focusing significant attention on the U.S.-Britain partnership's pursuit of a historic financial agreement and the influx of protesters demonstrating against the summit. London is also abuzz over the first lady's break with protocol at a meeting with the Queen and gushing about the Obamas' superstar status.

The Independent leads with Gordon Brown's take on the $1 trillion pumped into the economy, even after France and Germany dared to challenge the U.S.-British way.

The Daily Telegraph says the G-20 is "not just the economy, stupid," noting that Obama is using the trip to meet leaders of Russia and China for talks that could have far-reaching-consequences.

Obama's visit and warm words about the "special relationship" between the U.S. and Britain is casting a warm glow over Downing Street, according to The Guardian.

The Times is giving a platform to readers who want to "protest the G20 protesters."

The BBC says the International Monetary Fund might have scored the biggest win at the summit.

The Independent's Hamish McRae thinks the real summit has been between China and the U.S.

Michelle Obama is getting a fair share of the coverage as well. The BBC says the first lady is making a huge splash in the United Kingdom, attracting "as much interest and column inches as her husband on this London trip," while The Times is scandalized by Michelle Obama cozying up to Queen Elizabeth, breaching protocol by putting her arm around the Queen.

Posted at 1:21 PM ET on Apr 2, 2009  | Category:  Obama Abroad
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The dream of Empire Builder Cecil Rhodes to reassemble the British Empire WITH THE UNITED STATES is revealed in one of his Wills where the GOAL of the Rhodes Scholarships(and its "scholars") states is to "federate the World under the English Speaking Peoples"
Federate The World....One World..under a Global Authority..and the last 100 years have seen this goal march forward....and now is hurtling forward...this summit of World Planners is laying more openly the plans of Rhodes by followers of the the State Dept "leaders"..and Dr Brzezinski...and it is BiPartisan!

..One World...almost there..

Look into the Round Table Groups...and its American arm...the Council on Foreign Relations...and see for yourself what this gang of thieving megalomaniacs want to do to you and your country...and what they have done in the last 100.....

Posted by: ChrisBieber | April 2, 2009 8:08 PM

Am I hearing rumors or is it true that first lady Obama may be expecting?

Posted by: rousseautp | April 2, 2009 7:54 PM

I dont agree with Obama fireing the head of GM, Obama is losing his popularity here at home, regardless of how popular he is in the UK> While Obama is abroad, some teenager her in the USA Has put together a ONline Video game app, Has anyone seen the new Obama Game? Its a free online game its called Obama 12, end of days.

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I thought it was pretty interesting when I heard this.

Posted by: pastor123 | April 2, 2009 7:06 PM


He is of course the same man who visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and witnessed the casualties of an illegal war; to thank them, obtain memories, but mostly to thank them for their sacrifice.

A moving experience, so moving in fact he later said to Michelle, “how would you feel if it were me struggling to learn how to walk again? Would you feel bitter? Would you feel hopeless? How many years can this damn war go on? Why have we forgotten Afghanistan and instead created a self-fulfilling prophecy? “I hope I am never asked to micro-manage war from Washington.”

Obama believes there must be no bases in Iraq a decade from now and the United States armed forces will not stand-up and support an Iraqi government in perpetuity.

Six years on and basic services in Iraq such as sewage, power and infrastructure are still damaged in significant portions of Iraq. Loss of faith is now absolute after decades of brutal tyranny. Integration with Iran is now confirmed as the best strategy to stabilize Iraq allowing America to replenish and re-focus on Afghanistan.

For Michelle her husband is the pragmatic leader she knew Americans were crying out for, a fine man who must prove to the world that the heart of the American people is also the heart of its President.

Posted by: coiaorguk | April 2, 2009 6:44 PM

why are people protesting the G20 again?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 2, 2009 6:10 PM


Posted by: scrivener50 | April 2, 2009 5:35 PM

hey screw the New York Times....

First Lady Michelle did no such thing as "breach protocol".
Get your facts correct PRESS !!

It was quite obvious that the Queen ventured her arm first around Michelle.

Man alive, leave it to the press to give America the wrong information.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 2, 2009 3:44 PM

Read this, if it is true the implications for Obama are enormous.

Posted by: JRM2 | April 2, 2009 3:15 PM

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