Americans support Charlie Gard partly because his parents demonstrate the fortitude in the face of adversity that Americans have long admired in the British. Unfortunately for Charlie his doctors don't have that fortitude. The doctors prefer a white flag of surrender to a "stiff upper lip".
If Charlie's parents had been in London during WWII they would have
come out of the shelters between bombing raids and taken care
of business. I don't know about his doctors.
The decision by Charlie's parents to ask for American help repeats
another British behavior. During the last century when
"Mother England" needed help she turned to her powerful "child" the