New Wikileaks cable?

    I’ll be honest: I hesitated to put up this link to what claims to be a Wikileaked cable regarding issues with the US/UK special relationship during the previous administration.  I truly did.  I have long made it clear that I take our security classification system likely, and I subscribe wholeheartedly to the notion that some things are and should be on a need-to-know basis.  In | Read More »

    New Wikileaks cable?

    I’ll be honest: I hesitated to put up this link to what claims to be a Wikileaked cable regarding issues with the US/UK special relationship during the previous administration.  I truly did.  I have long made it clear that I take our security classification system likely, and I subscribe wholeheartedly to the notion that some things are and should be on a need-to-know basis.  In | Read More »

    The Cut Direct

    I’ve never been one to particularly care about the the opinions of other countries — no permanent friends, just permanent interests and all that — but I am a believer in the principle of never being unintentionally rude.While intentional rudeness has a valuable place in relationships between nations and people, unintentional rudeness is nothing more than poor breeding. It is one thing to walk out | Read More »

    ‘Perfect acquaintances:’ readjusting the Special Relationship.

    They updated the original story that Glenn Reynolds linked to, but the raised eyebrow remains: The Prime Minister’s first official meeting with the new President fell short of the lavish welcomes laid on in recent years. After intense negotiations with the new administration, Mr Brown got some warm words on the historic links between the U.S. and UK. [snip] Within minutes of landing in a | Read More »