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AP polls: Many Europeans cool toward Americans as well as Bush re-election
By Will Lester
6:10 p.m. December 13, 2004
WASHINGTON – International resentment of the Bush administration has spilled over to include bad feelings for the American people, too – at least in three European countries that opposed U.S. policies in Iraq.
People in France, Germany and Spain are more likely to have an unfavorable than favorable view of Americans, Associated Press polling found.
Just over half in France and Germany said they viewed Americans unfavorably. Almost half in Spain felt that way, while a third of Spaniards viewed Americans favorably.
Originally posted by nathraq
I would consider France still a friend. The ties between America and Europe are too strong for a Western European nation to be considered an 'enemy' at this stage in history.
What i don't like is the way Germany and France are partnering up to be the big players in Europe and trying to squeeze us (UK) out, that may be a simplified view but thats how it seems to me anyhow.
Originally posted by Argus
Welcome to the truth that others of us have known for a very long time.
Did you know that whilst the United Kingdom was engaged in the Falklands Conflict, France was actively selling Exocet anti-ship missiles to Argentina? We were losing a ship a day, and the French Govt (supposedly our allies) were selling the missiles which were killing our sailors ! In the end MI6 had to arrange to covertly outbid the Argentines to stop the flow of the missiles and thus ensure the success of the campaign.