So, Mrs Clinton met Mrs Kirchner and offered US assistance to mediate between Britain and Argentina. Mediation implies there is something to mediate. There isn’t. The Falkland Islands are British, have been since 1833, and have cost British blood and treasure to defend. There is no legitmacy to Argentina’s rumblings and nothing to discuss.
The extent of American hypocrisy is truly galling. There are some other islands belonging to Britain about which the Obama White House has nothing to say. Perhaps Mrs Clinton would like the British government to sit down with the former residents of Diego Garcia, now living in squalor in Mauritius? Given that the US uses the atoll as a military base, housing B2s and refueling extraordinary renditions, this seems unlikely.
Diego Garcia is a stain on Britain and America; the Falklands aren’t. Given this irrefutable fact, the White House has no right weighing-in on anything flying a Union Jack.