Here is another illustration.
As I also mentioned yesterday, the Labour minister Shahid Malik was stopped and searched at Washington DC's Dulles airport after a series of meetings on tackling terrorism. This is not the first time he has been singled out by US authorities.
And what is the Conservative reaction?
Here is Michael Forsyth's question to Steve Bassam in the Lords yesterday:
My Lords, does the noble Lord not think that Ministers should set an example in co-operating with security officials at airports and not complain publicly about their treatment however much they are inconvenienced?That's right: one of Her Majesty's ministers is detained by the minions of a foreign government, and Forsyth's reaction is to side with that government.
It seems that their love of all things American is so overwhelming that we can't even rely on the Tories to be patriotic any more.