July 20th, 2010
08:59 AM ET
13 years ago

British prime minister to meet with Obama

Washington (CNN) - Prime Minister David Cameron makes his first White House visit as Britain's leader Tuesday.

There will be a number of difficult issues on the agenda, ranging from Afghanistan to the early release from prison of the Libyan convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing that killed 270 people.

But Cameron and Obama also have much in common, although they represent different parts of the political spectrum.

They're a similar age - Cameron is 43 and Obama is 48 - and they both campaigned on the slogan of hope and change. Cameron came to power in May in a historic shift of power in the United Kingdom, about 18 months after Obama made history with his own election as president.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    Neither of them have a lot of respect for tradition, so a warming of relations is unlikely.

    July 20, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. Jim in Florida

    Complain to Scotland – the political left there made the decision. Cameron made it clear he opposed the decision at the time. The Labor Party (not the Conservatives) were in power at the time.

    Funny how all of the sudden this is a big issue in the media. Why wasn't this an issue when the Laborite Brown came to visit Obama as PM?

    Left leaning media in this country trying to embarrass the Conservative PM Cameron? Maybe that is it.

    July 20, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  3. works for me

    I'd like to see them send that Libyan creep back to the US for some payback!

    July 20, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  4. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Britain is a friend and ally, Obama is bound to snub him and treat him like crap. He only lays out the red carpet and treats thugs and dictators well.

    July 20, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  5. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Why cant these guys enjoy some good old Heinekin when plotting against the little people they just got no taste .

    July 20, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |

    What a treat for the British. I wonder if the animal will take his feet down from Madison's desk. What a buffoon.

    July 20, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  7. geecee

    The President is meeting with Prime Minister Cameron today? Oh, I thought all he did was go on vacation? He has met with every single foreign leader of any consequence, sometimes twice, since he has been President, has repaired international realtions like no other President before him, is trying to end two ill-conceived Wars, and yet, he goes away for a weekend and it's called "vacation" even though he has full access to communications in Washington, DC. When will the Rethugs get tired of accusing this guy of doing nothing? They never will, that's when. They want to "get you back" for everything we accused Bush of doing or not doing. Only difference is we didn't lie when it came to Bush's failures. He was a total loser. Obama on the other hand is accomplishing positive legislation for this Country on a regular basis. He can multi-task and is proving it. Sorry, Rethugs!!

    July 20, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. thor

    This is just another story put out to try to maintain the popularity of Obama who's falling in the polls.Comparing him to someone who's very popular in his own country.Their political positions are completely at odds on how to deal with the worlds economic woes.Prime Minister Cameron will continue to be very popular back hohe while Obama will continue his downside because his policies are mostly against what the American public want.

    July 20, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |