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To: marron
I remember conversations with people in Latin America who told me they envied Americans for having a president like Clinton. What did they know about, again, the sleaze and corruption? Nothing, and they didn’t want to know. They loved the image, and they didn’t want it spoiled.

Used to live in Latin America, but I was still a kid, so politics wasn't a big topic of conversation for me. I remember a mild anti-Americanism, but not extremes comparable to attitudes found in the Middle East, for example. I haven't been there since Bush was elected & I wonder if it's gotten particularly extreme since.

9 posted on 02/06/2008 10:04:41 AM PST by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

Haven’t been back, but I think so. Chavism has been on the march in several countries, and what happens is that as he makes inroads among officers and radicals, the mainstream politicians start to pander to that trying to take advantage of it, and Chavist influence is magnified as a result.

Anti-american sentiment has as a result become more aggressive. The war, and leftist rage against it, has also made anti-americanism more mainstream. “Bush Derangement” is pretty strong where ever you go these days, I suspect.


10 posted on 02/06/2008 10:12:51 AM PST by marron
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11 posted on 02/06/2008 2:43:21 PM PST by neverdem (I have to hope for a brokered GOP Convention. It can't get any worse.)
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