Americans depressed by the incompetence and dishonesty of their State Department can take some comfort that the Brits have an even nastier crew.
The Brit version is called the Foreign Office (FO), and here’s how it sprang into action to save the woman teacher the Sudanese wanted to lash:
The Foreign Office advised Lord Ahmed against his mercy dash to Sudan to negotiate the release of British teacher Gillian Gibbons, the Muslim peer has said.
“I got a telephone call at 9pm on Thursday night and I called the Foreign Office immediately and the response unit, actually, they advised me not to go,” Lord Ahmed told the BBC.
He was informed that the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, would not make a decision on whether or not he should go until the following day. Lord Ahmed then organised his own visa and flight to Sudan.
That’s no doubt because the FO had its hands full with this:
Four of the five British residents held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay are expected to be released following negotiations between the Government and Washington….
In July, Gordon Brown requested that the Americans release the men, who have all previously lived in Britain.
The Foreign Office refused last night to confirm details of the report, but confirmed that discussions had been held with American authorities over the fate of the five men…
It was reported that Jamil el-Banna, a Jordanian, Libyan-born Omar Deghayes and Abdennour Sameur, an Algerian, would be returned to Britain…
According to newspaper reports, the Pentagon has warned that some of the men had close ties to senior Al Qaeda members…
These men are not British citizens and were captured fighting our ally. When they’re back in the UK, the FO plans to subject them to “control orders” that restrict their movements, but the last bunch of terrorists they did this to promptly escaped.
So there you have it – the Brit Foreign Office devotes its energies to freeing foreign terrorists to commit more murders, while leaving Brit citizens to fester in Islamic hellholes.
Even the State Department can’t equal that.