THAT DROLL BRITISH SENSE OF

THAT DROLL BRITISH SENSE OF HUMOR….Jack Straw, Great Britain’s foreign secretary, just opened his speech at the UN like this:

I speak on behalf of a very old country ? founded in 1066….by the French.

Even in times like this, a little levity is a good thing. Thanks, Jack.

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