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I think the large part of the problem is that Europeans, especially the French, are sick and tired of being treated like the world's economic idiots by the press -- something I understand well after reading the articles that Jerome and others have debunked -- just as many Americans (myself included in some cases) are sick and tired of being looked at as a bunch of warmongering assholes simply for being citizens of a country in which Bush is the president, as though we were all members of the right wing.  (My mother's long-time friend was shocked when she and her husband visited Paris and people began spitting at them -- yes, spitting -- and insulting them for being Americans.  They've been a Democrats throughout their entire lives and were very much opposed to the Iraq War.)

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 03:21:31 PM EST
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