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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Innocents Abroad -- Barak and the Swiss

Wasn't the election of the Young Messiah supposed to usher in a period of international harmony? Of course it was! Well, the aggressive posture of Justice Department attorneys attempting to track down tax evaders has had political repercussions in Switzerland.

Reuters reports:

ZURICH, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) called on Saturday for retaliation against the United States over a U.S. tax probe into the country's biggest bank UBS that threatens prized banking secrecy.

The populist SVP, the country's biggest party, said Switzerland should not take in any detainees from the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, which the Swiss government said last month it could consider to help shut the camp down.

Switzerland should also reconsider its policy of representing the United States in countries where it has no diplomatic presence, the parliamentary SVP said in a statement.

The SVP said gold stored by the Swiss National Bank in the United States should be repatriated and Switzerland should ban the sale of U.S. funds in the country to protect Swiss investors after the failure of U.S. regulators.

Read it here.

Whoops! It looks like Obama's clown cluster screwed up again.


Herschel Smith writes about Obama's "Rapidly Collapsing Foreign Policy" here.