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Everything Changed on 11/02/04

When the Shrubbery was re-elected the world’s good will towards Americans vanished. The excuse that we didn’t know what a jerk he was lost its value: people saw what he had done and re-elected him, so Americans were as guilty as their government for everything the US did around the world after that point.

As this Christian Science Monitor article, Kiwis have turned sour on Americans, shows even New Zealand has turned against individual Americans, and not simply the American government. It’s like being beaten up by your best friend from high school.

The South Korean government won’t take our government’s word for what the North Korean government is doing. The South Koreans have been our closest allies on the Asian mainland since the Korean War, and now they don’t trust us.

Decades of confidence building throughout the world have been flushed down the toilet by the delusions of these people. The overwhelming good will the world offered to the US after the 9/11 attacks has been wasted.

For those people who don’t think it matters: ask yourself, who buys the bonds that finance the Shrubbery’s obscene deficits.


1 Michael { 06.20.06 at 8:49 pm }

The answer to that last question is: China, mostly.

2 Bryan { 06.20.06 at 9:02 pm }

We know it isn’t Americans. Those that can are investing in Euros.

3 The CultureGhost { 06.21.06 at 11:10 am }

The death rattle of empire…

4 Bryan { 06.21.06 at 3:26 pm }

CG, I wouldn’t care if I didn’t have friends were are living and working abroad. They are having to put up with the ill-will the Shrubbery generated.