Man, we are so lucky to have the team of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (advised by
Elder Thing elder statesman Joe Biden) in charge of our foreign policy after those dark years under George Bush. Following up on their triumphs of the reset button, the throwing of our Central European allies under the bus to offer a deal on missile defense to Russia, and a train wreck of a speech in Cairo, the gang that couldn’t shoot straight has decided to insult Great Britain again by dumping some of the Uighur terrorists held in Guantanamo on the British protectorate of Bermuda:
The British Government responded with ill-disguised fury tonight to the news that four Chinese Uighurs freed from Guantanamo Bay had been flown for resettlement on the Atlantic tourist paradise of Bermuda.
The four arrived on Bermuda in the early hours, celebrating the end of seven years of detention after learning that they were to be accepted as guest workers.
But it appears that the Government of Bermuda failed to consult with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the decision to take in the Uighurs – whose return is demanded by Beijing – and it could now be forced to send them back to Cuba or risk a grave diplomatic crisis.
Bermuda, Britain’s oldest remaining dependency, is one of 14 overseas territories that come under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom, which retains direct responsibility for such matters as foreign policy and security.
Granted Bermuda screwed up too, but you’d think the Braniacs in the Smartest Administration Ever(tm), led by a man whose backers listed his superior judgment as a reason for election, would think to consult with our closest ally, who also happens to be sovereign over Bermuda. Would it have taken much to just call up Whitehall and say "Hey, we’re thinking of dumping some Islamic psychos on you. Whaddya say?"
They probably already knew what the answer would be.
Or are they really just this inept and clueless?