"I see that you European powers are taking advantage of this rebellion to meddle in America, the way you used to before the Monroe Doctrine stopped you. Napoleon props up an emperor in Mexico, and now France and England arein cahoots to support the Rebels. Well, we can play that game too. And I reckon one fine day we'll have friends of our own in Europe, friends who will help us get back what you have taken away."
"A European power to help you against Britain and France?" For the first time Lord Lyons was undiplomatic enough to laugh. The usual American bluster was bad enough, but this was lunacy. "Good luck to you, Mr. President. Good luck to you."