Saturday, March 31, 2007

Should we laugh or cry?

A faithful and sharp-eyed friend from the Hoosier state recommends the following article, in which the following nugget is found:

"Forty-eight percent of Germans think the United States is more
dangerous than Iran, a new survey shows, with only 31 percent
believing the opposite. Germans' fundamental hypocrisy about the US
suggests that it's high time for a new bout of re-education."

I don't know whether this is more a reflection to the abyss in which the US's reputation abroad has fallen or of nascent delusional thinking on the part of the Germans, but in any case you can find this astonishing bit of surveying here.


SS97 said...

I think I'd be careful about calling any country "dangerous" for at least another fifty years if I was a german.

moville said...

yes, this thought occurred to me, too...i thought the whole thing was overwrought, actually.

german said...

well i would like to point out the vast majority were born between 1980-1990? most don't remeber communism in the east and the joy of reuniting after being separated. i don't worry about them calling countries dangerous