Um ... could I rephrase that?
From this article in the July 16 Globe and Mail, we have U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Francis Ricciardone chiding the Filipinos for deciding to withdraw from Iraq their overwhelming military force of 51 troops, warning them that:
"... in a time of testing, when enemies demand that you kneel, please don't confuse your enemies or your friends."
That's right. It's, like, totally different when your friends demand that you kneel.
P.S. To be honest, if you read Ricciardone carefully, it's not clear what the hell point he was trying to make. But I figured I'd slap him down, anyway.