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  1. #1 Conservative Brits Defend America. 
    Believing the vicious worst of America
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    Andrew Bolt
    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 09:27am

    A new website, AmericaInTheWorld, has commissioned a poll to check how ignorant the British are about America. Answer: Very. For instance:

    A poll of nearly 2,000 Britons by YouGov/PHI found that 70 per cent of respondents incorrectly said it was true that the US had done a worse job than the European Union in reducing carbon emissions since 2000. More than 50 per cent presumed that polygamy was legal in the US, when it is illegal in all 50 states. . . .

    The survey showed that a majority agreed with the false statement that since the Second World War the US had more often sided with non-Muslims when they had come into conflict with Muslims. In fact in 11 out of 12 major conflicts between Muslims and non-Muslims, Muslims and secular forces, or Arabs and non-Arabs, the US has sided with the former group. Those conflicts included Turkey and Greece, Bosnia and Yugoslavia, and and Kosovo and Yugoslavia.

    Asked if it was true that “from 1973 to 1990 the United States sold Saddam Hussein more than a quarter of his weapons,” 80 per cent of British respondents said yes. However the US sold just 0.46 per cent of Saddam’s arsenal to him, compared to Russia’s 57 per cent, France’s 13 per cent and China’s 12 per cent.

    Note that the British tend to believe the the imaginary worst of the US. So AmericaInTheWorld, to be launched by British Conservative leader David Cameron, declares war:

    America isn’t a perfect nation but it’s not had a fair press in recent times. AmericaInTheWorld.com is an attempt by a few London-based friends of America to make the case that the USA is a fundamentally good nation. We believe that a world without America would be considerably poorer, less healthy and more dangerous and we consequently reject American isolationism as much as we reject anti-Americanism.

    It even has published a declaration you can sign.
    Now if only Americans could be set straight on some of this stuff. :)

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    We need an image makeover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    We need an image makeover.
    Maybe what we need is a young pretty-boy empty suit that says all the right things to make everybody happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YupItsMe View Post
    Maybe what we need is a young pretty-boy empty suit that says all the right things to make everybody happy.
    I think we can all admit that Obama does have a great public image. I think we can also all agree that he has nothing more than an image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YupItsMe View Post
    Maybe what we need is a young pretty-boy empty suit that says all the right things to make everybody happy.
    That left a big mark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YupItsMe View Post
    Maybe what we need is a young pretty-boy empty suit that says all the right things to make everybody happy.
    John McCain isn't young, but pretty is subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    We need an image makeover.
    We need the media to quit distorting/lying to the world. Since the surge is working, notice how little the press covers it. The press goes into orgastic delight over bad news.

    The EU need a makeover. They need to lower taxes (gas, income, VAT,etc.) scrap socialistic health care and give it citizens more freedoms like owning guns.

    The US is just fine; it's the EU that's fucked up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    We need the media to quit distorting/lying to the world. Since the surge is working, notice how little the press covers it. The press goes into orgastic delight over bad news.

    The EU need a makeover. They need to lower taxes (gas, income, VAT,etc.) scrap socialistic health care and give it citizens more freedoms like owning guns.

    The US is just fine; it's the EU that's fucked up.
    Amen to all of that.
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    John McCain isn't young, but pretty is subjective.
    Eyelids, you really are THICK.There is an old saying: don't piss off old warriors..they may be old, but how is it you think they got to BE old warriors?

    By being meaner, more dangerous than their enemy and having the brains to learn the lessons that kept them alive on the battlefield.That's the second or third time you're sneered at his age....the man is a hero, a soldier and fifty times more the man than you will ever be.

    He's faced terrors that a liberal idjit like you would never survive in a thousand years, endured torture at the hands of his enemies, and still got back onto his feet afterward.

    In John McCain's case, his age is one of the reasons he is a strong candidate...he's been to Hell, and his back is straight, his eyes clear and his courage unabated.

    To you voters are stupid, Americans are stupid, the old are useless, rural Americans are "animals" and need to be "looked after"....why do you hate your homeland and its people so much?

    Why is it that I can see the good in people, and the potential for success...and all you can do is sit and sneer and denigrate? What IS it with you, anyway?

    Wanna know something, Eyelids? I may be a "foreigner"..but I have more respect and admiration for the US and its people, a better sense of optimism and at least a better sense of perspective than you ever will.

    Why do you hate your country..and its people?
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    I have spent a lot of time in the UK recently, including the most elite sections of London, and I was shocked at how pro-American everyone was. I felt more support for America and our policies in London than I ever have in my own country.

    Europe may hate us, but the UK is a great ally. Don't be fooled - most of the British are conservative and supportive of the liberties that we take for granted.
    **** Obama and **** you too.
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