The top headline on the Guardian's website tells that Gordon Brown (still the Prime Minster of the UK) begged and beseeched for a one-on-one meeting with Obama but was turned down. (Bibi got one). The article implies the Americans were purposefully snubbing the British for setting free that Lybian Megrahi fellow a few weeks ago. To add outrage to mortification,
Brown's efforts to secure a prestigious primetime slot for his keynote speech at the general assembly in New York were also thwarted when the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi, delivered a 100-minute speech to the UN, massively running over Brown's 15 minute slot.Just for the record, so far as I know Brown is an honorable bloke. Hapless, perhaps, and destined to go down in history as a John Major twin, but I'll bet John Major was also an honorable bloke.