If Leahy gets ensnared, some here will be glad they can blame it on an American. You watch, that is how it will go down.
The first half of your comment is fine; "some here will be glad..." - undoubtedly correct.
I might have phrased it as "an unfortunate minority will be glad....", which also serves to place a little scorn on their actions.
The second half of your comment is less forgiving; "You watch, that is how it will go down". This implies that Leahy, as an American, will somehow carry all the blame and as a consequence save Airbus from too much shame. I neither support that view, nor believe it will come to pass, even here on a.net
I confess I do share a modest smile at the thought that a US citizen is involved, possibly up to his neck. But that is less to do with damning America, and much more to do with recognising that the modern world features a global economy, and aircraft manufacturing especially so. I would exhibit the same glee at seeing a Brit caught up in this affair, just to forestall all those on the English side of the English Channel, who do so love to point fingers at the French (& others) making mistakes "over there"..
Indeed, only this morning I had difficulty explaining to my son that even after Brexit, Britain will still be part of Europe, as it has been for several hundred million years.
Somewhere in the Bible I believe it says something about "those without blame casting the first stone". There seems to be a lot of people around who see themselves, their country & their culture, as totally without fault.
I promised myself I'd leave before the party turned ugly. I would quit at 1000 !
Here I am stuck at 994; each time I'm tempted to post, I find myself wondering who will even read it / what is the point?
Or maybe I've just got nothing left to say.