Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Prince Andrew on France and the US

Some of those leaked diplomatic wires are simply good fun.

My favorite bit is at the end:
14. (C) COMMENT: Prince Andrew reached out to the Ambassador with cordiality and respect, evidently valuing her insights. However, he reacted with almost neuralgic patriotism whenever any comparison between the United States and United Kingdom came up. For example, one British businessman noted that despite the "overwhelming might of the American economy compared to ours" the amount of American and British investment in Kyrgyzstan was similar. Snapped the Duke: "No surprise there. The Americans don't understand geography. Never have. In the U.K., we have the best geography teachers in the world!" END COMMENT. GFOELLER
Who knew that geography teachers were the secret to the British empire?

Via: Cheap Talk

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