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World owes US a debt, says Brown July 29, 2007

Posted by Some Muslim in News Commentry, USA, War on Terror.

Unsurprisingly, Blair’s replacement is wasting no time getting ‘in bed’ with George Bush saying that the world owes the US a debt.

The world owes a debt to the United States for its leadership in the fight against international terrorism, Gordon Brown has said.

The prime minister described the link with the US as the UK’s “most important bilateral relationship” ahead of his first talks with President George Bush.

Which is strange as the BBC article also says:

A foreign office minister had suggested the two countries would no longer be “joined at the hip” on foreign policy.

Analysts will be looking for signs of the Brown regime distancing itself from the US during the trip.

As BBC political editor Nick Robinson said, Brown is walking a very, very thin line. It’s hard to believe that the countries will no longer be joined at the hip, or that things will be any different under Brown’s leadership, when he says:

… Mr Brown described himself as an “Atlanticist and a great admirer of the American sprit”.

“As Prime Minister I want to do more to strengthen even further our relationship with the US,”

“It is firmly in the British national interest that we have a strong relationship with the US, our single most important bilateral relationship”

It sounds like he has every intention of serving George Bush without question, just as his predecessor did. I’m going to be very surprised if there is any change in the UK’s interactions with the US under this new leader.



1. korova - July 29, 2007

There will be no change whatsoever. Anyone who thinks Brown (or indeed any British PM) would disobey the US is sadly mistaken.

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