Will the senators empty chair MacAskill and Straw next week? Will there be demands for sanctions against Scottish goods, like the "freedom fries" campaign against France during the Iraq invasion?
As it’s Friday, I’ll take the opportunity to republish that full US Homeland Security list of boycotted Scottish products and the advice on how Americans ought to order them in restaurants during the Edinburgh Festival.
Scotch Product - Suggested ordering technique
Scots Porridge - Afghan muesli
Arbroath Smokie - Arbroath smoking gun
Otacakes - Taliban biscuits
Scottish salmon fishcakes - Pinko burgers
Forfar Bridies - IEDs
Haggis and Neeps - Baghdad dhal
Scotch Whisky - Humvee fuel