"Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, Susman signalled that Washington wants a clearer British commitment to remain in the EU, saying “I want to stress that the UK needs to remain in the EU.
“The US does not want to see Britain’s role in the EU diminished in any way.
“The message I want to convey today is that we want to see a stronger EU, but also a stronger British participation within the EU.
Susman, who took up his current post a year ago, added, “This is crucial if, together, we are going to meet all the global challenges facing us, including climate change and security."
Although it is most certainly not unheard of for allies to express opinions on various international issues that effect the other nation, to push for something that every single opinion poll shows that the British public are against is distasteful at best, and at worst it is downright insulting. America should be supporting its allies, not challenging them at every possible opportunity.
The statement is also quite wrong. I will ignore the vagueness of "dealing with climate change", as we already know that for the Obama administration the science is unquestionable and "dealing" with the problem involves as much big government as is humanly possible. However, the idea that if Britain hands over its sovereignty to the hard-left, anti-American, pacifist EU then this will be excellent for "security", then Mr Susman is either delusional or a fool.
When will the Obama administration understand that the EU is not America's friend. It is filled with American hating lefties, and it doesn't change just because they have a Democrat in office. If America wants an ally in Europe, then Britain (as always) is its best hope. Trying to push Britain into the EU will only make Britain weaker, and damage Anglo-American relations, which will ultimately harm America.
While creating an European megastate may fit in with Obama's left-wing view of the world, it will do nothing for America's interests. It is for this reason that America should oppose this pushy new attitude towards their best ally, and stop Obama from doing even more harm to the national interest of America, and the interests of her allies.