Barack Obama and David Cameron tout the "special relationship" between the US and Britain in an op-ed for the Washington Post today, writing that the countries' joint efforts have built "the institutions that undergird international peace and security." They note their partnership in a variety of areas: the global economic recovery, the mission in Afghanistan, the care of returning military troops, the pressure on Iran, the support of pro-democracy protesters in the Arab Spring movement, and efforts to improve the lives of those in the developing world.
"The alliance between the United States and Great Britain is a partnership of the heart, bound by the history, traditions, and values we share. But what makes our relationship special—a unique and essential asset—is that we join hands across so many endeavors. Put simply, we count on each other and the world counts on our alliance," they write. "Our troops and citizens have long shown what can be achieved when British and Americans work together … So like generations before us, we’re going to keep it up. Because with confidence in our cause and faith in each other, we still believe that there is hardly anything we cannot do." Click for the full piece.