July 29, 2007

WHAT CHOICE DID HE HAVE?:

Brown hails alliance with America (Nicholas Watt, July 29, 2007, The Observer)

Gordon Brown today flies to Washington for his first summit with President George Bush, after issuing a ringing endorsement of Britain's 'special relationship' with the US.

As he prepares the Labour party for a possible election next spring, the Prime Minister attempted to neutralise the divisive issue of the transatlantic alliance with a declaration of where Britain's interests lie.

'It is in the British national interest that the relationship with the United States is our single most important bilateral relationship,' the Prime Minister said in remarks that are designed to make it clear that Brown will not abandon the Atlantic alliance for cheap electoral gain.

Brown's unequivocal declaration, as he prepares to hold his first talks as Prime Minister with President Bush over dinner at Camp David, is a strong signal of his determination to maintain the Atlantic alliance, after Washington had been alarmed by what it saw as mixed messages from London.


It's no coincidence that the relationship has grown deeper the less significant the British military has become and the more dependent they've grown on us for their security.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 29, 2007 7:01 AM
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The heck with looking to us for their security. They made themselves vulnerable to Islamic terrorists and they can face the consequences of their weakness themselves too.

Posted by: erp at July 29, 2007 1:03 PM

That's not how we roll.

Posted by: oj at July 29, 2007 7:55 PM

They think we were late to the party the last time.....

It's going to be longer this time.............

Posted by: Sandy P at July 29, 2007 11:34 PM

Oh yes, that "special relationship."

We do love to hear that phrase. Let's say it again. With gusto, now: "special relationship!".

The US is being set up.
(Actually, that's not entirely accurate. Rather, the Bush administration is being set up, as the Brits crow about their special relationship----with the Democratic Party.)

Posted by: Barry Meislin at July 30, 2007 2:05 AM

The first two times, brits might have been able to say, it's not our own fault, but this time, they've enfeebled themselves and made themselves vulnerable from within while lecturing us about being Islamophobic.

I doubt very much we'll save their posteriors again.

Posted by: erp at July 30, 2007 9:18 AM
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