February 28, 2010
Obama Should Back UK Claim to the Falklands
Nick Cohen, The Guardian
If some supreme being could give British leftists of my generation the power to go back and stop one historical event, I have no doubt that we would rewind the tape and wipe out the Falklands war. Before General Galtieri's fascistic junta invaded the islands Margaret Thatcher had no "-ism" after her name. She seemed a doomed prime minister surrounded by enemies, whose party was third in the polls behind the SDP, a political force I suspect many young readers have never heard of. After Britain's victory, nothing could stop her and by the time she had finished, British socialism was dead, and the prospects for British social democracy did not seem much healthier.
To the revolted minority who watched her brag that she had made Britain great again, the war was a bloody PR exercise...
TAGGED: Argentina, United Kingdom, Falkland Islands, Barack Obama