It all looked very grand and there is no doubt Barack Obama is a gifted orator.
He made all the right noises and his speech in Westminster Hall was peppered with some complimentary references to Winston Churchill and the part he played in saving the world from tyranny.
Why then did Obama have the great man’s bust removed from the Oval office in the first few days of his presidency?
In doing so, he revealed both an ignorance of history and a petulance in his make-up that really is unbecoming in ‘the leader of the free world.’
Obama was playing to the crowd, but no doubt in time he will come to appreciate the truth of the old adage that actions speak louder than words.