Quote Of The Day

2 comments February 5th, 2007at 09:22am Posted by Eli

From the NY Daily News Giants football blog, of all places. For context, it has just been announced that the Giants season opener will be played in London:

London Mayor Ken Livngstone was asked why he was so interested in this game considering he’s apparently an outspoken critic of the United States. He proceeded to call the American people “great,” but said “Hopefully someday they’ll elect a government as great as they are.” That went over big in a room full of rich, American Republicans.

I think this reflects the attitude of a lot of the world, at least pre-2004: that Americans are great, but our government sucks. Unfortunately, when we re-elected Bush and his Republican enablers in 2004, we effectively endorsed and approved of all our their wrongdoing, and I think that really soured the world on the American people, not just America.

Hopefully the global community will see our dramatic repudiation of Bush and the Republicans last year as a sign that we’ve come to our senses. I suspect that they’re warily withholding judgment until they see what we do next year (or if we let Dubya railroad us into a war with Iran).

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  • 1. Burkinamom  |  February 6th, 2007 at 3:34 am

    Don’t despair. We haven’t lost all of our credibility world-wide.
    I have lived in Europe and Africa for many years now and can attest that American citizens are NOT universally hated. Even in France!! Not yet.
    For the most part, I find that folks realize that over half of us didn’t vote for the miserable bastard.

  • 2. Eli  |  February 6th, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks – that’s good to hear. Unfortunately, that was not my girlfriend’s experience when she was in the UK for a few months last year. The anti-American hostility directed at her got so bad that she dreaded going outside.

    I suppose it would be poetic justice for all Americans to be judged by the actions of a few loud, violent intolerant idiots…

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