Well, did you ever?
Following Mrs Clinton's visit to Burma, or more properly according to the UN, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, guess who's trailing out there on a jaunt to tell them all about how we will support them in democracy?
Yep, Wee Willie, from the ex-colonial power; the one which gave them such good examples of democracy, equality and respect for human rights when they were in charge of things.
The Burmese much resented their treatment at the hands of the British and there were violent riots from early on up to the 1930s. Some of the discontent was caused by a disrespect for local culture and traditions, such as the British refusal to remove shoes when they entered pagodas.
George Orwell wrote of his disgust at his role in the empire machine and at the way that the British treated the Burmese, when he was stationed there as a policeman in the Indian Police Service.
Buddhist monks became the vanguards of the independence movement as they have been against the military rule that has been in place since 1962.
So Willie will flyt out there like the great while hope, and lecture them about human rights and about democracy. Maybe he will advise them be like us and get a non elected head of state. In the old days he might even have offered a minor Brit royal for the job. Prince Edward or some other nonentity.
He cannot in conscience call for free and fair elections, given how unfair elections are in the UK, and he will have to ensure that the Burmese do not try to copy in any way, our parliamentary systems.
He will be expected to lecture them on prisoner release, human rights, and to ask what Britain can do to help.
Why should Britain do anything? What does it have to offer?
Is Mr Hague well versed in the running of countries on the other side of the world? Does he have experience of tropical rain forest agriculture, or housing, road building, education, health or job creation to offer? Probably not.
Does he then have money to offer so that expertise can be paid for? Nope. Not a bean.
So why exactly is he going?
No idea? Nah, me neither.
Still it's probably nice and warm out there this time of the year, and he'll get to play at being important.