Would Obama send the Statue of Liberty back to Paris?

Yes, if he discovers France ever mistreated Kenya and/or his paternal relatives.

The British tried to kill George Washington and did kill thousands of Americans’ great grandfathers during the Revolution. They sacked the White House and Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812. Yet, the United States saw fit to let bygones be bygones in order to join hands with the United Kingdom to defeat the Kaiser, Nazism, Communism and al Qaida after 911.

That’s not good enough for America’s 44th President:

A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government’s art collection after the September 11 attacks, has now been formally handed back.

The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush’s tenure.

But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: “Thanks, but no thanks.”

America long ago reconciled with Britain, Germany, Japan and Vietnam. But America’s diplomacy with our greatest ally on Earth is snubbed by the latest natural born citizen to be Commander-on-Chief on behalf of Kenya?

Diplomats were at first reluctant to discuss the whereabouts of the Churchill bronze, after its ejection from the seat of American power. But the British Embassy in Washington has now confirmed that it sits in the palatial residence of ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald, just down the road from Vice President Joe Biden’s official residence. It is not clear whether the ambassador plans to keep it in Washington or send it back to London.

American politicians have made quoting Churchill, whose mother was American, something of an art form, but not Mr Obama, who prefers to cite the words and works of his hero Abraham Lincoln. Indeed a bust of Mr Lincoln now sits in the Oval Office where Epstein’s Churchill once ruled the roost.

Churchill has less happy connotations for Mr Obama than those American politicians who celebrate his wartime leadership. It was during Churchill’s second premiership that Britain suppressed Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion. Among Kenyans allegedly tortured by the colonial regime included one Hussein Onyango Obama, the President’s grandfather.

Want to understand the foreign policy of the United States in the Naughts of the 21st Century? Educate yourself on the grievances of the African home of Olympic marathoners and the Marxist dreams of Barack’s dad.

No matter that Churchill stood alone against the Nazis before Pearl? Oral history has it that an Obama was once tortured by English soldiers.

With liberals its all personal. No matter if someone else’s gramps was killed. If MY foreign pappy was harmed, then alliances for the country I lead are shaky.

Sounds like a Duke-Duchess European feud that could lead to a war of roses despite the fact that Britain has been our greatest ally for a century and more?. But since Iran has never harmed a hair on the head of a Kenyan Obama, not only would gifts of Ayatollah busts be kept, we’ll trash America for making you resort to hostage taking and more for the past 30 years in our first press conference.

This is what we elected.

God help us.

Mike DeVine’s Charlotte Observer, Examiner.com and Minority Report columns

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

Originally published by Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report