September 3, 2013
FIGHT AND DIE ALONGSIDE AMERICANS FOR A DECADE, BUT EMBARRASS OBAMA? THIS IS WHAT YOU GET: US leaves ‘unreliable’ British out in the cold. “British military chiefs are being ejected from US meetings about Syria in the first direct consequence of David Cameron’s refusal to join military action. The role of senior British officers based at US Central Command in Tampa, Florida, has been downgraded because they cannot be trusted with high-level intelligence about a conflict with which they are no longer involved, military sources say.” Classy.
UPDATE: Reader Donald MacQueen writes: “I will be the last one to defend the Obama administration (I know, I know, get in line), but this is just standard security procedure. If you are not part of what is at least a Top Secret operation, you have no ‘need to know’.” Fair point, but it doesn’t seem to have been delivered very diplomatically. I mean, it’s not like they’re the Muslim Brotherhood or anything.
Wait, if they were the Muslim Brotherhood, they’d be treated much more considerately . . . .