Obama didn’t tell the truth on busts

Published 10:09 am Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Does President Barack Obama think the citizens of the United States are short on memory? This weekend through Dan Pfieffer, White House spokesman, Dr. Charles Krauthammer was accused of not telling the truth about Obama returning the bust of Winston Churchill to the British people during the spring of 2009. Without regard to the British having over 10,000 of their troops fighting alongside the United States in Afghanistan, he flung his bias into the faces of our friends.

Glenn Beck on his TV program suggested that citizens write the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., offering our apologies for the actions of this White House. I have in my possession a reply thanking me for my letter and concern for the special relationship shared between Britain and the United States. It is signed by Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British ambassador at the British Embassy at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 2008. Mailing date on the envelope is May 6, 2009. Miles Gardiner of the Heritage Foundation has come forward to add that the claim by Dr. Krauthammer is indeed correct.

The account by the White House says there are two busts. That may be true, but there was one returned to our ally.

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Perhaps Mr. Obama should check his actions and tell the truth before having his spokesmen calling any news of the event as “ridiculous.”


Carol Bybee

Albert Lea