Saturday, December 4, 2010

Some kind of special

A little nugget from Wikileaks that lays bear the true nature of the, ahem, "special relationship" between the US and UK...

More than one HMG [government] senior official asked embassy officers whether President Obama meant to send a signal in his inaugural address about US-UK relations by quoting Washington during the revolutionary war, while the removal of the Churchill bust from the Oval Office consumed much UK newsprint... This period of excessive UK speculation about the relationship is more paranoid than usual... This over-reading would often be humorous if it were not so corrosive.

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