Land of the Free?

I picked this disturbing story up from the Guardian via Ken MacLeod’s blog. So nice to know that the UK-USA special relationhsio is indeed so very special… Centuries of invaders have assaulted these Sceptred Ilses and always been repelled. But the Bush administration realises that there are far more indisious ways to gain control of another nation than invading them (save that for those pesky Third World nations).