Recently [July 2010], many in the UK were amazed when our Prime Minister told an American audience that the RAF [The Few] of Battle of Britain fame, were junior partners to the USAF when downing the Luftwaffe's so called, 'ace' pilots, and thus saving Britain from Hitler's fury as he turned to fight on safer ground [terra firma] against a less resolute enemy than the British, and an almost disorganised enemy at that. That of course was in 1940, and our Prime Minster didn't know that the US entered the war in December 1941. Our war started in 1939 !
Our leaders often get things wrong and below you will see another of the wrong doings.
This desk is in the White House and is called 'The Resolute Desk' which was built from the timbers of HMS Resolute. It was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes . It is considered a national treasure and icon of the US presidency. BUT what else can we expect from a now erstwhile US President - thank God - the very very lack lustre Barak Obama, who considered it proper to put his feet, fully accompanied with his street footwear, upon this symbol of UK/US cooperation and unity, whilst talking shop with he equally unlearned trusted statesmen, with of course, a lower case 's'!
I say no more !