I wouldn't "certainly" count France + Germany out. They're still in NATO, and both have troops in Afghanistan. Germany has the most after the US, I believe.
Germany + America = friends.
France, too, except they are friends we have a lot of disagreements with.
To: Hill of Tara
Look not just at government stances but also at public opinion. Clear majorities in Europe oppose the WOT.
Japan has been America's most steadfast ally along with the UK and Oz (And of course, Israel). Canada's estrangement has been sad. The French one was kinda expected. Germany, I dunno enough to comment about.
And then there are 'allies' where public sentiment is so strongly anti-America, makes one wanna puke. Lez talk Saudi, Pakistan, Turkey etc
posted on 03/02/2006 7:40:45 PM PST
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