- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 3, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. relationship with Great Britain isn’t important only to him. He says it’s important to the American people, too.

Obama spoke to reporters Tuesday after meeting in the Oval Office with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Obama says the notion that there has been any sort of lessening in the importance of relations between the two countries is, in his words, misguided.

The president noted that the U.S. and Britain share a language and culture, and that the U.S. legal system mirrors the British system.

Calling Britain one of America’s closest allies, Obama says there is a lengthy bond between the two countries that will not be broken.

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