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Obama - A Price Worth Paying

Many Britain’s are just not interested in the American election campaign. And why should they be? America is land far, far away in another galaxy, to paraphrase. Or so some people think!

What America does however, has a far reaching affect on trade, war and world leadership among other things. It sits at the top table; in fact it chairs any meeting it deems necessary to attend if it so wishes. Uncle Sam will stick his oar in anywhere he feels the need.

 

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