The UK votes to sit out action against Syria leaving Obama on his own.
What made the Brits back out and leave it up to Obama?
Was it returning the Winston Churchill bust?
Was it giving the Queen an i-Pod full of Obama’s speeches?
Was it Michelle putting her arm around the Queen (no one touches the Queen!) during a visit to Buckingham Palace?
Was it giving the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown a box set of 25 film classics on DVD? Brits said the gift was about as exciting as a pair of socks. We always wondered if Prime Minister Brown enjoyed The Wizard of Oz?
- About the return of the Churchill bust:
Obama hated Winston Churchill.
The Times of London traced Obama's disdain for Churchill to Kenya, where Obama's grandfather was caught up in the Churchill-led suppression of the 1950s Mau Mau Rebellion that left thousands of Kenyans dead.
It's not surprising, then, that Mr. Obama didn't want Churchill looking over his shoulder in the oval office.