Alex Massie is right: the U.S.-British relationship is not like that of Jeeves and Wooster, because unlike Wooster’s deference to Jeeves’ advice Washington hardly ever* heeds British advice. On the contrary, the Jeeves-Wooster dynamic is the relationship that the British probably wished that our governments had, but which they are also keenly aware our governments do not have.

* I would say never, but there must be some isolated case where it happened, albeit probably by accident.