Friday, March 6, 2009
Sir Winston Replies
President Obama has been criticized recently for showing a considerable amount of rudeness toward Great Britain (e.g., the unceremonious return of the bust of Sir Winston Churchill, and a rather amazing lack of thoughtfulness in his treatment of the Prime Minister and his family).
In order to forestall another British invasion – which, frankly, I might not attempt if I possessed a high level of confidence in the likelihood that the British army would succeed in burning Washington again – I propose to give Sir Winston the floor from time to time, and invite him to repeat a few of his past remarks that might be germane to the times. If you please, sir:
“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
A fine phrase, exuding wisdom. And when looking at results, one might not want to wait too long.