Ambassador Darroch is No More

Oct 2014
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Johnson has been part of the Brexit "Take Back Control!" sloganeering, and now we see how weak and dependent the UK will be alone and at the mercy of Trump.

UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
We've known that for a long time; the Brexiteers just don't want to acknowledge it. People in pro-Brexit Facebook groups are salivating at the prospect of being America's junior partner. I wonder if they'll still feel that way when American demands include privatizing the NHS.
 
Dec 2013
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Which wouldn't matter much to us Americans, except it appears he was fired by Trump.

That's a completely inappropriate way for our president to relate to foreign emissaries.

If every diplomat in D.C. has to be a Trump sycophant, there's a real problem.
But you know the reaction of Donald Trump toward the ambassador proves at least something : "Only Truth hurts".... If Mr. Trump was a real strong man, he would have just ignored and made as if the diplomat's memos did not exist or be able to use the sense of humor he does not have. On the contrary he seems as Always afraid of other people's eye on him, which expresses a lack of self trust….
 
Oct 2014
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But you know the reaction of Donald Trump toward the ambassador proves at least something : "Only Truth hurts".... If Mr. Trump was a real strong man, he would have just ignored and made as if the diplomat's memos did not exist or be able to use the sense of humor he does not have. On the contrary he seems as Always afraid of other people's eye on him, which expresses a lack of self trust….
But he got his way. Boris Johnson caved, Sir Kim Darroch resigned, and Theresa May once again comes across as irrelevant. As long as Trump's behavior keeps being reinforced, he's going to see it as strong.
 
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Something that's been lost in this furore is Trump's trampling over convention in his unacceptable rudeness in the trashing of Theresa May, a supposed ally.
 
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Of course they do! Leaks are extremely damaging things, and nations make great efforts to avoid them.
Leaks are damaging but the ambassador's dumb opinion hardly reaches the level of national security. All it did is cause embarrassment to the country of Britain.
 
Feb 2010
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Leaks are damaging but the ambassador's dumb opinion hardly reaches the level of national security. All it did is cause embarrassment to the country of Britain.
Leaks are the embarrassment. The ambassador's frank assessment is spot on accurate. Nobody in the Trump administration has mentioned that, let alone denied it. Other countries have shared their ambassador's confidential comments with Britain in the past, they will think again if they are liable to be broadcast far and wide.
 
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Leaks are the embarrassment. The ambassador's frank assessment is spot on accurate. Nobody in the Trump administration has mentioned that, let alone denied it. Other countries have shared their ambassador's confidential comments with Britain in the past, they will think again if they are liable to be broadcast far and wide.
Accuracy is not based on someone's opinion. Sorry.
 
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I cannot believe Trump is reviving this ridiculous "Obama spied on my campaign" accusation.

There has never been any evidence of it. Darrouch's confidential memos to HIS government are not evidence of Obama spying.
To Trump nuts chili dogs at Dairy Queen are evidence of Obama spying on Trump.
 
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