The Olympics are supposed to be a time when nations set aside their differences and marvel at feats of athleticism, prancing horses and the ageless wonder that is Bob Costas. For Americans, it's an opportunity to learn about all the countries we haven't invaded yet and — at most — make a list of states that have enough natural resources to warrant democratizing good and hard in the future. But we're not supposed to go to war during the Games.
Tell that to Mitt Romney, who began his trip to London by questioning the host nation's preparedness, instead of trying to figure out whether to cheer for Bermuda or Switzerland.
"You know it's hard to know just how well it will turn out," Romney told NBC, "There were a few things that were disconcerting."
"The story about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that is not something that is encouraging."
British Prime Minister David Cameron rebuffed Romney's skepticism and, er, made fun of Utah…
"We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."
Great, now "the special relationship is special" because we're at war with Britain.
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