Washington DC - American politicians once connected to the now defunct Atlantic Bridge stink tank founded by embattled UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox are having none of it.
Senators Jon Kyle, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman have formally distanced themselves from the former UK charity whose CEO was buffoonish-looking alleged arms dealer Adam Werritty, a former 'flat mate' of Dr Fox.
Atlantic Bridge was officially closed down last month by the UK Charity Commission amid allegations the organization had 'pulled a fast one' in its charitable status claims.
A source close to the US advisory panel on which the Senators had sat said today that news of the collapse had been a shock as the organization had been incorporated under the same education/research foundation status in the UK as the Church of Scientology.
"Hell, it sure sounded kosher to me," former lobbying associate Grimwold J Monkeystein, attorney-at-law tweeted this morning.
The Commissioners' damning 30 September 2011 said it found little -if any - evidence that Atlantic Bridge 'had educated anybody' and slammed its blatantly overt political agenda.
News of the American stance is a further blow to Fox who appeared bullish and confident when interviewed by UK TV news in Libya yesterday.
However some of the US foreign policy hawks from the Bush2/Cheney Administration daze (sic) - such as Karl Rove, John Ashcroft, Rudi Giuliani and Henry Kissinger - who had frequent summits with the defunct organization appeared to be sweating profusely today at any mention of their interactions with Fox and his dodgy sidekick Werritty.
The charity had been active in the USA since its inception in 1997 and is widely credited as having oiled the wheels and smoothed the path to make George W Bush appear electable to worried British and European sources in the run up to the 2000 White House election.
Unconfirmed London sources reckon it took over $250 million in illicit kickbacks to wipe Dubya's criminal records from British data bases, with a large chunk of that going to the families which have shielded his various brain-dead illegitimate UK spawn.
News that some of these brats may be involved all the way to the top in the press hacking scandal is still partially unconfirmed.