A "common prayer centre" for all religions could be built near "Ground Zero",ther ecould be no objection to that and it would live upto the high ideals of the USA's founding fathers.I'm sure both sides of ther argument can accept that.
Meanwhile,"Marshal Obama" has sent a clear warning to one-time poodle,Britain,now led by Cameron and not Tiny B'Liar,that it will lsoe its special relationship if it cuts its defence budget,what arrogance indeed!
By the same yardstick,what does the Indo-US special "STrategic relationship" also mean? Is all that it means is for India to fight America's wars,as Britain did under Blair,buy vast quantities of US arms like Trident,JSFs,etc.? India under MMS has made it appears,secret agreements to buy huge quantities of US arms (we see it with controversial FMS sales that are bypassing established protocol),nuclear plants,selling off India's "family jewels" of PSUs and "Navaratnas",depriving India's indigenous tribals of their thousands of years of heritage by gifting their land to foreign MNCs-in short enslaving India not for a few centuries as we suffered under the British,but for millenia!
Defence cut threat to the special relationship
Inflicting deep cuts on the Armed Forces could threaten the Special Relationship between Britain and the US, President Barack Obama’s defence department has warned the Government. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... nship.html
In private exchanges, the Pentagon told defence ministers and senior officials that the US was worried Britain’s cuts could widen the transatlantic divide in military power and spending.
The warning could put new pressure on the Treasury to limit planned cuts in Britain’s defence capabilities.
Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, has also discussed the coming cuts with Dr Fox. It is understood that he has told the Defence Secretary that the US believes it is vital that Britain retains its nuclear deterrent and its extensive intelligence-gathering operations.
He also underlined the American desire for Britain’s special forces units to be able to participate in US-led counter-terrorism operations.
Dr Fox, a passionate supporter of the Special Relationship, is said to be committed to allaying the American fears. As The Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday, special forces units are likely to be among the few winners from the defence review. Their numbers could rise, even though thousands of other service personnel face the axe.
However, some senior officers are worried that likely cuts in manpower will make it harder to maintain the elite quality of units such as the SAS.
The Trident nuclear deterrent is also set to be renewed, but work on a replacement weapons system could be delayed. Delaying the construction of new nuclear-armed submarines could allow Britain to synchronise its ship-building programme with America, which will start replacing its Trident submarines later this decade.
PS:As said before,all that America wants is for India to "mesh" itself with the US's armed forces and be projected as the major military ally against China in the Asia-Pacific region.It is arguable that the increased Chinese military activity is partly a reaction and counter to the secret Indo-US plan that MMS is trying desperately to lead us into.