February 28, 2009

NOT THAT ANYONE TOOK THEM SERIOUSLY...:

The special relationship is going global (Gordon Brown, 3/01/09, Times of London)

[T]here is no international partnership in recent history that has served the world better than the special relationship between Britain and the United States.

It is a relationship that has endured and flourished because it is based not simply on our shared history but on the enduring values that bind us together – our countries founded upon liberty, our histories forged through democracy and an unshakeable belief in the power of enterprise and opportunity.

But if it reflects our values and our histories, this special relationship is also a partnership of purpose, renewed by every generation to reflect the challenges we face. In the 1940s it found its full force defeating fascism and building the postwar international order; in the cold war era we fought the growth of nuclear weapons and when the Berlin Wall fell we saw the end of communism. In this new century, since the horrors visited on America in 2001, we have worked in partnership to defeat terrorism.

Now, in this generation, we must renew our work together once again.


...but recall how Gordon was going to show his distance from Tony and Barrack from George by toning down the special relationship?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 28, 2009 6:07 PM
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