In the days following 9/11, President Bush declared that "America has no truer friend than Great Britain." The events of the past months have vindicated his statement. As the Butcher of Baghdad's regime comes crashing down and the fresh air of freedom flows into Iraq, let us never forget our British allies who fought gallantly at our side.

A previous American president, Thomas Jefferson, has also been proved prescient. He declared in 1825 of the United States and United Kingdom: "These two nations holding cordially together, have nothing to fear from the united world. They will be the models for regenerating the condition of man, the sources from which representative government is to flow over the whole earth."

Mike Winder

past president Utah British Isles Association