I've always felt sorry for the way the US abused its' trust with the British people in order to entangle them in our Iraq folly, and all the more so for the way they sturdily stayed on trying to make lemonade from rocks.
They are at the end of their patience, it seems, and have vowed to leave Iraq by Christmas.
They should not be allowed to leave without a grateful thank-you from America. Our stupidity placed them in peril, as the London bombing attests, and it would have been quite easy for them to abandon us to our folly.
Easy, but perhaps not British.
I offer my thanks to the British people, not for reinforcing our mistakes, but for refusing to abandon us to them.