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To: Elsewhere who wrote (150777)11/3/2004 8:52:01 AM
From: Keith Feral  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 281500
I was alluding to the negative popularity polls in recent days that were drummed up by the media arguing that 80% of Europe wanted Bush out of office. Good to see Germany keeping it's resolve in Afghanistan. Too bad we don't have any German troops on our side in Iraq. I hope that Germany will step up the pressure against OBL and Al Quaeda. In any case, it's good to hear we have some support because the press has been ripping the US a good one to try and get Kerry elected.

To: Elsewhere who wrote (150777)11/3/2004 10:09:55 AM
From: Neocon  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 281500
I want to make sure that Jochen is supported on this. Germany has been a good ally, and Schroeder did get some trouble for Afghanistan. The only disagreement was Iraq, and it was not Schroeder who was so intent on making a lesson of it, it was Chirac.

To: Elsewhere who wrote (150777)11/3/2004 10:22:49 AM
From:  Respond to of 281500
well roared, lion;)


To: Elsewhere who wrote (150777)11/3/2004 11:45:08 AM
From: Michael Watkins  Respond to of 281500
There is so much chauvinistic patriotism among Iraq war proponents -- its very disappointing.

Many have no idea that over half of the forces currently in Afghanistan are non-US (not counting the Afghanis themselves) serving under the International Security Assistance Forces.

The initial assault, Operation Enduring Freedom, had significant participation including equipment, materiel and thousands upon thousands of soldiers from Germany, France, Canada, Britain, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Holland, Norway, New Zealand and no doubt others that I can't remember. This was a real international coalition, reflecting in the acceptance by the international community of the clear legitimacy of the mission.

Iraq is quite another matter.