British Prime Minister Gordon Brown hopes to forge an alliance this week with U.S. President Barack Obama to combat the global financial crisis and reinforce what London calls its special relationship with Washington…
They say Britain’s ability to play a lead role is limited by the depth of its own economic crisis, and a much broader alliance is needed than one between two countries whose policies have been partly blamed for the crisis.
[Eight years of Blair kissing Bush’s butt may finally have sickened everyone in the U.K.]
Brown wants to build a consensus on action to counter the financial crisis before he hosts a summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging nations in London on April 2.
“President Obama and I will discuss this week a global new deal, whose impact can stretch from the villages of Africa to reforming the financial institutions of London and New York,” Brown wrote in the Sunday Times.
[Obama will tell him what to do.]
Reginald Dale, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said Obama would listen to Brown, a former finance minister who was among the first western heads of government to propose a sweeping state rescue program to rescue crisis-hit banks and revive dwindling lending.
“He (Obama) will know that Brown is beavering hard to be one of the leaders of the world economic recovery and that he has some economic credentials — although the British economy at the moment is not much of a testimonial to them,” Dale said.
[In other words, Brown has achieved shite all.]
The alliance was strong under Obama’s and Brown’s predecessors, George W. Bush and Tony Blair, who formed a close bond after the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Blair backed Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003 and sent troops to join U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brown, aware that many Britons opposed the Iraq war and felt Blair was subservient to Bush, was cooler in his dealings with Bush.
[Only tugging his forelock a couple of times before kneeling in obeisance.]
I apologize if I’ve offended any gay readers with the photo. I wouldn’t want these klowns on my side, either.