|Thanks. I am back from a "around the world in 80-days" trip. Bush has become a dividing force outside the US as well as inside. For example, in Australia. For example in Australia I heard life long faithful considering to change sides against Howards on the grounds that he is too close to US. On the other hand, I also saw the opposite there, but not really out of support but because they were afraid that not supporting Bush will have him support their enemies (in other words the US support was coming more out of fear than love)...Singapore (and the rest of Asia) are watching the elections closely. I was somewhat surprised that the presidential debates were broadcasted live in Singapore...I should not have to say much about Germany and France. Their views are well known; they don't think it is moral of US to appoint itself the universal police (and judge) of the universe...the most surprising case for me was India; they have big problems with terrorism. I travelled all over the country and there was hardly a day that some noteworthy armed event did not make it to the local papers. Yet despite their struggle with terrorism, they refuse to take the bait from Bush...anyway, it was a very interesting and fruitful trip, but it has left me with too much to do to remain as active here as I was a couple of months ago...in an uncertain world, it is somewhat reassuring to know somethings, like this board, remain constant <vbg>.