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im waiting to see.
The Bush/Cheney doctrine of defining Russia as some dangerous, autocratic other was beyond missguided.
Obama seems more pragmatic in his desire to at least open dialogue about missile defence, the future of START, Iran, etc rather than go down the road of ideological divisions and pseudo-nuclear stand offs Bush seemed happy to live with.
"John Heinz Kerry was derided for his love of all things French in 2004. Now it seems that Barack Hussein Obama is following France's approach to dealing with a nation's enemies - appeasement."
Apart from the question 'What the fuck have middle names got to do with anything?', John Kerry's middle name isn't Heinz. This took me less than 10 seconds to look up on Wikipedia. And if he can't even get the basic details correct, well...
Whatever, it's still a craven appeal to xenophobia.
it's an excellent name, but the bigots would have a field day.
It was station policy to always use ‘Hussain’. Nice to see that people are using it over here too.
can you please get round to fixing this bloody site so hitting the return key doesn't enter our half-typed posts? God DAMN.
To try again: Yeah, I'm wearily used to seeing Barack Hussein Obama's name in full, but John Heinz Kerry is a new one on me. And it doesn't make any sense in context, because for consistency you'd need John Forbes Kerry (or John Heinz Kerry and Barack Robinson Obama).
Basically, all we can conclude from this is that Donal Blaney (omgz he has an Irish name is he IRA?!) is a bit of a twat.
That appeasement was very much a British strategy that was forced on the French. They wanted to fight, and were told in no uncertain terms that Britain wouldn't.
Then when the fight did come we abandoned them and sunk half their fleet for them. We're so nice
don't really matter. The US don't need us for anything now that their foreign policy is aimed at pulling out and negotiating (which is only common sense) and we don't need them. Even if the special relationship is a little icy when Cameron becomes PM, I don't think either side of the atlantic will give much of a toss.
in the snidey, cowardice-implying sence rather than the 'rational discourse/avoidance of armed conflict' one?