Rice’s message: Stop whining, or else

Condi Rice, America’s Secretary of State, delivered a stern dressing down to us pansy Europeans today, and we feel much bucked up for it. Stern words from Nanny never go amiss, particularly here in Britain.

If you missed it, here are the key points (in track changes):

  • Our nationally shaming and probably illegal treatment of prisoners has saved European lives. Probably.
  • The US doesn’t officially torture and when it does, it’s just over-eager lieutenants
  • They are almost all guilty, anyway
  • Obey.

The New York Times has the full details of the spanking.

Update: While the Administration has been trashing the US’s reputation around the world, it turns out they’ve also been falling down on prevention measures at home. A proud record, indeed.