"I want to stress that the UK needs to remain in the EU.Perhaps this style of shooting from the lip should be taken as a post Wikileaks diplomatic approach. Get those things that might be leaked out in the open.
"The US does not want to see Britain's role in the EU diminished in any way.
"The message I want to convey today is that we want to see a stronger EU, but also a stronger British participation within the EU.
Susman, who took up his current post a year ago, added, "This is crucial if, together, we are going to meet all the global challenges facing us, including climate change and security.
"But let's be clear: all key issues must run through Europe."
I would say however that this former Democratic fundraiser must be doing his master's bidding and this is the official view of the State Department. So be it. But it shows yet again how the Obama Whitehouse is losing its way on foreign policy. It ill behoves the US to tell us from a public platform what is, and what isn't good for us.
A diplomat's job is of course to make friends, and by saying this sort of stuff in Brussels rather makes the point. He wants to curry favour with the assembled throng in the European Parliament, and there is nothing that the EU likes to hear, (and federasts in the UK like to hear) more than hearing the siren voices of global compacts and nascent one world government.
But His Excellency forgets that little thing, that small fly in the ointment, democracy and the will of the people. He also forgets another basic thing. If the EU is such a good partner (remember the way that the bid countries of Europe running to the US's side during the war, and the anti-American rhetoric that takes up so much domestic political discourse in Germany and France) then it will remain a good partner with or without the UK.
The UK will reck its own rede and rightly so. If we believe that the US is doing what is right we should support it, if not then we should not.
Likewise your Excellency, and cordially, we understand that sycophancy to your hosts is part of diplomatic discourse, but cordially you really ought to mind your own business.