Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1659 times:
Apologize for what?
The American people exercised their privilege as citizens to vote for their candidates. Some won, some lost; there will be another opportunity in four years. Zak, why don't you preoccupy yourself with what is going on in your own country before you meddle in American affairs? Or are you an unemployed Dassault worker because you can't sell Saddam any more Mirages? When are you going to apologize for arming that idiot, building him a nuclear reactor? When? Why doesn't France apologize for their foray into Indochina? I can't hear you. IMO, you and people like yourself are the reason why there is such an anti-American sentiment in this world. We are (this is just a fact, no conceit) the only superpower left. France's ambitions at imperialism have been nipped; just look at Indochina, Algeria...
You think I like having to send our troops to Kosovo, Somalia or the Sudan to keep the peace? It is a duty as a member of the global community to try to keep the peace. We don't do it for Brownie points.
BTW, the people on that website you posted, look like sterling civic examples.
Scotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1653 times:
Why not just forget it and move on. You know, live and let live, forgive and forget, that sort of thing. After all,we have. We might not like Bush all that much but we're willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Aren't we?? I said Aren't we?
Lots of love and kisses from the Ayatollahs and Kim Jong Il.
Captoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1624 times:
Lets work this backwards
I voted for Bush
I am white
I am not as skinny as I used to be but far from obese
I think all of America has a Wal-Mart within a short drive
I am no honor roll student but I am about to graduate with a BBA in Accounting.
Maybe the Euros should learn a little more about America than what they see on TV before they make sweeping generalizations with little to no basis in fact.
Wanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1603 times:
I have broken my not looking at political threads rule as the title of this one intrigued me.
But, can you lot all stop bitching please? Americans, you exercised your democratic right to vote and Bush won; please stop being so arrogant toward us Europeans and arguing among yourselves. Europeans and everyone else please stop slagging off the Americans and telling them how they should have voted - what's done is done, and it is so for the next four years.
Usatoeze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1596 times:
Nice stereotypes...so let me try a few
Europeans(Especially those who are young) from a person who knows
-Societies in Decay
-People smoking wearing the same stupid leather jacket outside numerous Carrefours waiting for buses
-In love with bureaucracy
-In love with conspiracy theories
The EU is becoming irrelevant, and that in itself is a joyous and beautiful thing. I cant wait to start short selling my Euro savings when the boomers start retiring....cant wait to see every country break the 3% GDP rule starting in 5 years.......
Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
I don't hate anybody, well maybe OBL and his merry bunch of faith perverting zealots. Everybody is entitled to their opinions, and the right to defend their point when attacked. Granted, sometimes the level of response/retaliation is tantamount to swatting a fly with a Buick; and not very cordial.
But by your own admission, you subscribe to the belief that the US is universally despised.
The originator of this thread is a couple sandwiches short of a picnic. Simply for the absurdity of that statement, I would enjoy pulling him by the ear not to every victim of 9/11, but to all the victims of terrorism everywhere and tell those victims, relatives that he thinks the US owes the world an apology.
I am glad I am not CinC, I would be far more Draconian in my response to what is going on in the world. And then, I'll take the US back to the times of T Roosevelt, when an American was harassed, killed, kidnapped, brought out the wrath of the US Marines.