There never has been a special relationship. Well, not the way everyone thinks. There is a special relationship in the form of the US takes, takes and takes. I was hoping Cameron would have done something about it, but clearly not.
Yup quite right we pay in cash and lives and they get cheap petrol.
Nile Gardiner is particularly nasty anti-Obama rightist, beloved of Fox News. The truth is - as reported by the US press:
"....the bust was a loaner from former British prime minister Tony Blair following the September 11 attacks. A bust of Abraham Lincoln--Obama's historical hero--now sits in its place. A White House spokesperson says the Churchill bust was removed before Obama's inauguration as part of the usual changeover operations, adding that every president puts his own stamp on the Oval Office".
Wow I know the US gets blamed alot, but I didn't think the CIA was responsible for the taxes on UK "Petrol." Then again I could be wrong, it seems the US can't do anything right....it was the US who responsible for the 1st 2nd 3rd etc Crusades, Charge of the Light Brigade, Zulu Wars, Boer War, Opium War, Dieppe, Dunkirk, and of course we can't forget the Pennisular Wars...etc, etc, etc