In other news, a great embarrassment for the Air Force, and for the US: Military wildly overreacts, bans personnel from London.
I think the Daily Mail said it best:
It was business as usual in brave and resilient London yesterday - though not if you were a member of the world's most powerful military machine.OUCH! There are some great comments at the bottom of this story.
The 12,000 US airmen based in Britain have been ordered not to go anywhere near the capital on security grounds.
So much for Mr Bush's encomium yesterday when he said that the 'city that survived the Nazi blitz will not yield in the face of thugs and assassins'. And what a contrast with the defiant way the British continued to flock to New York after 9/11.
We trust the four million Americans who come to London each year are made of sterner stuff than the US Air Force.
I see that this order has now been rescinded...Still...sigh