Teacher's Ramblings

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Friday, February 11, 2005

Ask Anyone, The Europeans Love Americans, The Problem Is Bush

Thanks to Erik, we can see that it doesn't look to be the correct story, much less 'whole one'. Here's a bit, but there is lots more, read it all:

Of course, Max Jacobson's column in the International Herald Tribune somewhat takes the winds out of the sails of the legend that it is only Bush that people oppose, as the former Finnish ambassador to the United Nations deflates the canard that the members of the UN are lucid, visionary, and doing little else but trying to overcome reactionary America's opposition to a bright, peaceful future.

The United States … is like a magnet that both attracts and repulses. The other four governments [i.e., the other four permanent members of the
security council] determine their positions less on the merits of the case under discussion than by the state of their relations with the United States.

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