Updated at 9:27 am
President Obama unincorporated Great Britain Tuesday, regretting the Iranian seizure of the English embassy in Tehran.
No, I’m not making a big deal of this. It just occurs to me that if Bush seemed to think England had its own foreign policy, you’d be able to hear the guffawing all the way over to the Scottish Embassy in Prussia.
This come just days after Obama referred to himself as the Commander AND Chief. I don’t think even Bush would have been capable of that one.
UPDATE: William makes a great point below, which I wanted to bring up into this piece. WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? Why is he not condemning an attack on the territorial integrity of Great Britain? “Deeply disturbed?”
I mean, I realize he’s not going to put any passion into the statement, which is characteristically flat. But he needs to send the Iranians a message that we’re mad as Hell.
He says this is “an indication that the Iranian government is not taking its international obligations seriously.” Really? At what point in the last 30 years did the Iranian government take its international obligations seriously?
Maybe they’ll start when Obama begins taking his international obligations seriously.