Obama - taking a decisive turn away from Europe – and Britain?

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    Freddy Gray, 1652 words, 19 January 2013, The Spectator, (c) The Spectator (1828) Limited 2013. - www.spectator.co.uk/features/8825701/the-pacific-president

    The article merely reinforces long-standing arguments that the special relationship is no such thing - the White House's only special relationship is with Israel. In fact we have been haemorrhaging blood and treasure in Afghanistan in a desperate attempt to maintain a relationship that long since drifted in to a 'marriage of convenience' at best. Patrick Porter described it well in 2010, writing in Chatham House's International Affairs:

    Dr Patrick Porter (Patrick Porter - University of Reading), Last charge of the knights? Iraq,. Afghanistan and the special relationship. International Affairs 86: 2 (2010) 355–375. © 2010, DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2010.00886.x