As far as Obama and other national figures, I try to practice never ascribing to malice that which can be explained by ignorance. At least in the MSM, they can't get much of anything right.

Here, it is my opinion that km has brought some of this on himself because of the way he argues sometimes. I know it has made me tweak back at him a bit at times because he can be so perplexing, but not because he is British.

However, I believe in live and let live. We don't always have to agree, but if we are not going to get along now, when will we?

FWIW, most of the technical articles and sites I read covering the Gulf disaster do not have any anti-British sentiment. In fact the main technical site I read daily on this topic has a truly international group of participants with great knowledge on a variety of topics and I have learned a lot from them all.