Amid all the joyous left-wing do-gooder cock-sucking of Barak Obama just remember that our so called "Special Relationship" with America is founded upon little more than what temporarily suits Uncle Sam.
They only supplied us in World War Two for our gold reserves, then hard cash, and then lend-lease at usurous rates which ran up a debt it took 60 years to repay.
Our defence forces are short of kit in Iraq and Afghanistan but the Yanks could easily have provided fortheir "special allies". Like fuck they did.
And remember, when we are of no more use, don't expect much help.