The latest revelation from Wikileaks is the most damaging so far to the Anglo-American Special Relationship. The disclosure in The Telegraph today that the Obama Administration “secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty” points to an astonishing betrayal of America’s closest friend and ally, that may have significant implications for the relationship between David Cameron and Barack Obama...The matter is serious enough to merit Congressional hearings in Washington as well as parliamentary hearings in London. It is easy to see why the Obama team refused to allow the US Senate access to the negotiating documents for New START, as they would have sparked outrage on both sides of the Atlantic that would almost certainly have killed the Treaty. The Telegraph report clearly contradicts repeated claims by the Obama negotiating team that no side deals were struck with their Russian counterparts. Not for the first time, the current US administration has been eager to appease America’s enemies while shamelessly undercutting her allies.
When Obama asks for permission, he's not really asking:
According to the Telegraph’s report on the cables, the Obama administration asked permission of the British government to share the details of their nuclear program, and were refused. The Obama administration agreed to do it anyway without letting the UK know.
Obama's every move weakens America and diminishes the freedom of individual Americans. We have an enemy in the White House.
Reactions from the conservasphere...
Nice Deb: "Holy crap."
Ed Morrissey: "Congress should immediately investigate this, and if possible the Senate shouldrevoke its ratification of START."
Gateway Pundit: "The state-run media won’t touch this."
William Teach: "One thing we can expect is that the UK media will surely stop giving Obama and preferential treatment..." Let's hope so!
Thanks a lot, Corker! Have you started looking for your next job yet?