Apparently John McCain was furious that Gordon Brown endorsed an Obama proposal supporting struggling homeowners. The press has been making much of how McCain sarcastically dubbed it the "Coveted Gordon Brown Endorsement".
Some people are comparing it to John Major angering the Clinton administration. But circumstances are different. Clinton was president of the world's sole hyperpower. McCain if he becomes president, will take over a USA reduced to being one of many poles in a multi-polar world, with the Chinese closing their grip on the American throat through their ownership of American assets. Only last week the US taxpayer took on the liabilties of Fannie and Freddie Mac to pay Chinese bondholders.
I for one am pleased with what Gordon Brown has inadvertently achieved. Consider - McCain believes in a 100 years war in Iraq, plus starting a war with Iran, plus attacking Russia on behalf of Georgia. But given how he now disdains our Gord, and disdains his "endorsements", we can take it as read that a McCain presidency wouldn't even consider asking Gordon to "endorse" any of his dubious foreign policies, let alone ask Britain to send troops for his foreign adventures.
After all, now that he's dissed the UK PM, he can't then turn around and go begging for our support. This means that for the first time in an age, Britain can sit watching sardonically from the sidelines, and allow the French or whoever to commit troops for McCain's hundred year wars. Or McCain can reintroduce the draft on American men.
Yay for Gord! He has done exactly what those of us who despaired of Blair's "follow the US at any costs" policy, have wanted out of his premiership. It also means that it no longer matters who becomes president of the USA. If it's Obama, we get someone we can relate to and do business with. If it's McCain, he'll ignore us and leave us out of his mad policies, so that they don't affect us in any case.