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Dave, on Michael J. Totten:

I’d rather be friends with a political opposite in Britain than *anyone else* in the world.

They *are* our oldest allies. And unless Obama wants to go back to some antebellum policy of no entangling alliances, we need them most of all.

I mean, how stupid are these guys? Do they think the reason why France & Germany didn’t join us in Iraq is because we weren’t nice to them– or that Britain joined us because we *were* nice to them?

Countries– nations– have interests. Some transient, but many enduring. The U.S. and Britain have enduring interests together.

Amateur hour.