The Obama administration sent an official delegation to Caracas to attend the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. However, … “a US embassy spokesman confirmed that no serving member of his (President Obama) administration would be present to pay their last respects, citing a busy week in US domestic politics.” You know, President Obama has a busy schedule. He has to try his hardest to take away law-abiding citizen gun rights in the US, exploit the most recent tragedy, and maybe play golf for the 120th time as prez.
The decision to send no one to represent the US and pay last respects to Margaret Thatcher was made BEFORE the Boston Marathon bombing. And it’s not the first time Barack Obama has showed great disrespect to our best ally.
If no bombing in the US took place, Lady Thatcher’s funeral deserves the President. After, it’s understandable Obama wouldn’t go. But since his plans to not go or send anyone from his administration, or even his wife, to represent the US shows everyone who Barack Obama is.
- President Obama made decision not to send a member of his administration before yesterday’s bombings in Boston
- Instead, Reagan’s former Secretary of State George Shultz, a key ally of Baroness Thatcher, will attend
- Leaders from all over the world will be in attendance at the large-scale commemoration on Wednesday
Friends and allies of Baroness Thatcher expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ last night as it emerged President Obama is not planning to send any serving member of his administration to her funeral.
Whitehall sources have revealed that the US delegation at tomorrow’s service in St Paul’s Cathedral will be led by two Reagan era secretaries of state: James Baker and George Shultz.
Though President Obama himself had not been expected to attend, there had been speculation that he would be represented either by Vice President Joe Biden or wife Michelle. However, the Obama administration had said it would not be attending Thatcher’s funeral before the Boston bombings ………………………………
But a US embassy spokesman confirmed that no serving member of his administration would be present to pay their last respects, citing a busy week in US domestic politics.
Former US vice president Dick Cheney and ex-secretary of state Henry Kissinger will attend the funeral, Downing Street said today.
Former defence secretary Dr Liam Fox, Lady Thatcher’s closest ally in modern-day politics, said: ‘I think it would be both surprising and disappointing if after President Obama’s fulsome tribute to Lady Thatcher, the American administration did not send a senior serving member to represent them.’
Sir Gerald Howarth, chairman of the Thatcherite Conservative Way Forward group of MPs and peers, said: ‘The bonds forged between the UK and the US through Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher was instrumental in ending the Cold War and liberating millions of people.
‘That the present administration feels unable to be represented as the world marks the extraordinary contribution Margaret Thatcher made will be a source of disappointment to those who served with her in that great endeavour.’ READ MORE