President Barack Obama shows Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom a bust of Sir Winston Churchill in the private residence of the White House, July 20, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The bust still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room.Fact Check: The Bust of Winston Churchill

FALSE INFORMATION is once again being floated, this time Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post.

…On the contrary. Obama started his presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office. […] – Charles Krauthammer

Let’s hope the picture above of the Churchill bust will lay waste to the unending lies. In today’s climate, I’m not optimistic.

CORRECTION APPENDED: Mr. Krauthammer was correct, Dan Pfeiffer was wrong, and I went back on the pledge I made to myself to stay out of these internecine, hyper-partisan battles and paid the price for doing so. As a recovering partisan, these battles aren’t my beat anymore. However, Mr. Krauthammer’s intent is clearly fallacious. He’s implying Pres. Obama is a disrespectful ally, which is patently untrue. And there was a contract with the British government that did indeed end with Bush’s presidency, which I explained on Twitter, that Obama honored after it expired, returning the bust because of it. But I got it wrong, because there were two busts. The bust Pres. Obama and Prime Minister Cameron are looking at above was given to Pres. Lyndon Johnson and now sits outside the Treaty Room.