Given a choice of three “American allies,” readers of the popular libertarian blog Instapundit.com named Australia as their best ally. In fact, they voted for Australia by about a 2-to-1 margin over both the other choices, Britain and Israel.
This is an excellent achievement by an excellent and loyal nation. Australia is indeed a top American ally, and that is not to put down any other countries. And there are other good friends of the US as well, Thailand most certainly included. But today, for a number of reasons, Australia gets the vote, and deserves it.