posted on Sep, 28 2004 @ 09:25 PM
I'm not saying your dumb dude... I know your quite smart, even if your opinions differ... But the fact that you assume i know nothing about the
USA... and you assume i have never lived in the USA and i never said i havent... But your right i havent, but be careful with assumptions...
I have many friends in the USA, and i know alot of people who travel there and interact with the population regualarly, and they can pretty much
confirm what i've said... as for pointing out other countries on a map, most people here can, most people i know here can point to alot (not all,
countries with little to no significance in world affairs like Guam, Swaziland, Chad etc etc maybe a little unknown)m but seeing as Iraq was featured
alot in international news and politics pretty much all through the 90's makes it a country most people should know about...
I am basing my opinion on what i've experienced in my interactions with american people (both in person, through work, and online) and i know it
doesnt apply to all of you, but your inflamed reactions doesnt change my opinion, nor will it.
If you know that americans are indeed so damned intelligent and 'in the know' that should be enough for you to sleep at night... and even if its
just stereotypes, they have to come from somewhere, and maybe your country should try and present a better interantional image of its people, or if
they dont want to, stop complaining when people assume your population is generally quite ignorant of the rest of the world... coz thats pretty much
how most of the world see's it...