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Obama Wants To `Follow British Lead';
`He's the Anglophile Candidate,'
British Supporters Say

May 27, 2008 (EIRNS)—If you think the United States should be following British directions in relations with Russia, China, India, dealings with the Mideast, and other crisis situations, then back Sen. Barack Obama. Leaks of what Obama and his advisors said to a closed London fundraising meeting one month ago, at the height of British campaigns of provocation against China and Russia, made clearer what Lyndon LaRouche has warned about Obama's 'league of democracies' idea—it's a U.S.-British alliance against Eurasia, which Obama should abandon before it leads him to disaster.

The London Guardian, one of two British papers which today published source reports of Obama's remarks, reported that he "has long been seen by British officials as the most anglophile of the three remaining presidential candidates; but these latest comments are his first public suggestion that the relationship is unequal and ripe for change."

Speaking by telephone to an April 28 fundraising party for London high society and 200 wealthy American expatriots, Senator Obama said America's "special relationship" with Britain needs to be "recalibrated" so that the America more often follows London's lead. "I was brought up by an expatriate," Obama added, "and I know what it's like to look at the world differently."

The event at the home of Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of British empire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was strictly closed to reporters. But the Guardian and Daily Telegraph have printed accounts leaked by some of the guests.

The Telegraph reports that Obama advisers told the meeting that America should listen to Britain "and in some cases, follow London's, rather than Washington's lead on issues of foreign policy cooperation."

An Obama advisor elaborated the projected new U.S.-UK partnership to the Guardian: "We have a chance to recalibrate the relationship and for the United Kingdom to work with America as a full partner. It's no longer going to be that we are in the lead and everyone follows us. Full partners not only listen to each other, they also occasionally follow each other."

Obama's statements got him $400,000 in campaign contributions.