Memo to National Review: Returning a bust of Churchill does not signal the end of the “Special Relationship.” I found this line particularly laughable:
The President has never even mentioned the Anglo-American alliance in a major policy speech, and has little affinity for Britain.
Of the two major candidates, Obama was the only one to demonstrate any awareness whatsoever of our unique connection to Great Britain. Roll tape:
But, the former constitutional law professor argued, “What I have also said is this: that when you suspend habeas corpus — which has been a principle, dating before even our country, it’s the foundation of Anglo-American law — which says, very simply, if the government grabs you, then you have the right to at least ask, ‘Why was I grabbed?’ and say, ‘Maybe you’ve got the wrong person.’
“The reason you have that safeguard,” he said, “is because we don’t always have the right person. We don’t always catch the right person. We may think this is Mohammed the terrorist, it might be Mohammed the cab driver. You may think it’s Barack the bomb thrower, but it might be Barack the guy running for president.
But of course that doesn’t count.