Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Those Fickle Europeans

They can never make up their minds . . .


This from Der Spiegel:

A few weeks' bad press, and China's attempts to portray itself in a positive light before the Beijing Summer Olympics have all but turned to dust. The full impact of the crackdown on Tibetan protestors and the subsequent protests against the Olympic torch relay has now been made apparent in a new poll of European opinion.

China has now overtaken the United States as the greatest perceived threat to global stability in the eyes of Europeans, according to the opinion poll commissioned by the Financial Times. . . .

Read the entire article. I personally am affronted by this and blame it on a lame duck presidency. It cannot be allowed to stand. The next thing you know, they will be saying something equally ludicrous, such as that a nuclear armed Iran is actually more of a threat to Europe than the impearialist American dogs. Bah. A pox on their house.

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