In our previous post on the US reaction to the latest Falklands Islands we pondered on the fact that the UK has 10,000 service personnel in Afghanistan and this deployment has been ongoing for several years at a very high cost in blood and treasure.
And yet despite this, the State Department and Hilary Clinton could not have done more to cast this commitment aside in favour of a second rate tin pot government.
In comparison, there are no South or Central American forces there.
Beyond the UK’s issues, how does this play out in the ISAF contributing nations?
If the US has such contempt for its major ally how will it treat me if I have a dispute
With lead nations like Canada and Holland leaving Afghanistan if the US does not start treating its friends with some loyalty they might find themselves in a coalition of one.