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Poll: Germans Believe U.S. a Nation of Warmongers
Reuters ^ | 2/10/2003

Posted on 02/10/2003 8:57:28 AM PST by Interloper

BERLIN (Reuters) - A majority of Germans believe the United States is a nation of warmongers and only six percent think President Bush (news - web sites) is interested in keeping the peace, according to a survey published Monday.

The poll by the respected Forsa institute, published in the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper, also found 97 percent of those questioned believed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was ready to go to war.

The survey found 57 percent agreed with the statement: "The United States is a nation of warmongers."

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has angered the Bush administration with his outspoken opposition to a war in Iraq, a position that has widespread backing in Germany where six million people were killed during World War II.

Tens of thousands of Germans have taken part in anti-war rallies in recent weeks.

The survey of 1,843 Germans found 93 percent believed Bush was ready to go to war in pursuit of his interests, while 80 percent said the United States wanted war to boost its power.

The poll also found 89 percent believed Schroeder was a "friend of peace."


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KEYWORDS: france; germans; iraq; poll; warmongers
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Main Entry: de·lude Pronunciation: di-'lüd, dE- Function: transitive verb Inflected Form(s): de·lud·ed; de·lud·ing Etymology: Middle English, from Latin deludere, from de- + ludere to play -- more at LUDICROUS Date: 15th century 1 : to mislead the mind or judgment of : DECEIVE, TRICK
1 posted on 02/10/2003 8:57:28 AM PST by Interloper
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To: Interloper
How ironic!
2 posted on 02/10/2003 8:58:07 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: Interloper
Who commissioned this poll? The Goebbel Polling Company?
3 posted on 02/10/2003 8:58:53 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Interloper
This is the funniest thing I've read in a very long time!!!
4 posted on 02/10/2003 8:59:52 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Michael81Dus
ping!!

5 posted on 02/10/2003 9:00:17 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate
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To: Interloper
This coming from the Germans? Unbelievable! I wonder if any Germans even remember who Hitler was!
6 posted on 02/10/2003 9:00:18 AM PST by Arkie2 (What do you call 100,000 Frenchmen with their arms in the air? The Army!)
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To: Interloper
And to think we are being told on here (those of us in the Anti-German camp) that it is only their leaders not their people. Well those people elected their leaders! Now this confirms that they elected Schroeder partly for his Anti-American/Anti-Bush rhetoric!
7 posted on 02/10/2003 9:00:51 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: Interloper
Let's see, Kaiser Wilhelm, Adolf Hitler. Hmmmm.
8 posted on 02/10/2003 9:01:03 AM PST by latrans (Live Free or Die)
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To: Interloper
Big deal. What those arrogant S.O.B.'s think won't change how we think, act or do, period. Just tell 'em to get the hell outta the way, lest we run them over on the way to Baghdad.

Perhaps the NFL ought to be petitioned to remove the three NFL Europe franchises from Germany (Rhein Fire, Frankfurt Galaxy, Berlin Thunder). Let 'em see just how "bad" we truly are...

9 posted on 02/10/2003 9:02:05 AM PST by mhking ("The home team Iraqis have won the toss and elected to receive...")
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To: Interloper
I'm just wondering WHEN will Reuters be printing out the Gallup poll article overseas of how much the AMERICAN poeple dislike them now ?? CLYMERS I DESPISE THEM!!
10 posted on 02/10/2003 9:02:19 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Arkie2
They all know who Hitler was, which is precisely why they've chosen to run in the completely opposite, equally extreme direction.
11 posted on 02/10/2003 9:02:56 AM PST by wimpycat (US: Masters of our Domain...France: Morally bankrupt "old Europe")
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To: Interloper
Germans are Saddamites
12 posted on 02/10/2003 9:03:05 AM PST by narby
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To: Interloper; hchutch; mhking; rdb3; PhiKapMom; Miss Marple
Poll: Germans Believe U.S. a Nation of Warmongers

KETTLE, THIS IS POT. KETTLE, THIS IS POT. YOU ARE BLACK, REPEAT, YOU ARE BLACK, POT OUT.

13 posted on 02/10/2003 9:03:29 AM PST by Poohbah (Beware the fury of a patient man -- John Dryden)
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To: Arkie2
Nope, like Japan most references to WWII have been sanitized in the schule system.
14 posted on 02/10/2003 9:03:57 AM PST by dts32041 (Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a "4".)
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To: Interloper
Boy oh boy the Germans have some nerve calling anyone else a warmonger after starting two World Wars and the Holocost!!
15 posted on 02/10/2003 9:04:11 AM PST by Eaglewatcher
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To: Interloper
Germany --which gave us WW1 WW2 and now WW3-- did so because THEY are an evil terrorist-loving murderous nation.

Germany is evil and lower than Cuba and, maybe, Libya.

16 posted on 02/10/2003 9:04:19 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Interloper
What they will discover is that we're a nation of consumers who WON'T buy OldEurope automobiles.
17 posted on 02/10/2003 9:04:21 AM PST by xzins (Babylon - You have been weighed in the balance and been found wanting.)
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To: Interloper
Poll: Germans Believe U.S. a Nation of Warmongers

Good! Who says it won't work on Saddam? It worked like a charm on the Bosch, apparantly.

18 posted on 02/10/2003 9:04:27 AM PST by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: Interloper
Was is loss heir. Mein Deutcher volk ist (el stupido). Hold
mine beer!!!
19 posted on 02/10/2003 9:05:05 AM PST by cymeckajax3 (Sadam is going, going................................*)
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To: Interloper
Fourteen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, it looks like the views of the East Germans have taken hold in the entire country.
20 posted on 02/10/2003 9:05:09 AM PST by CedarDave (Iraq is a serial abuser)
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To: Arkie2
Don't you know? Hitler was created by the Treaty of Versailles, so it is everybody's fault but Germany's that he got into power. Just like it's always the clothes that cause rape, never the rapist. He can't help himself.</sarcasm>

NEWSFLASH : 97% of Americans think Germany is a nation of tyrant-loving appeasers who will look the other way if they come upon a mugging. ; )

21 posted on 02/10/2003 9:05:21 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Interloper
Wait a minute, who started WW I & WWII? This is coming from the country who's golden boy Adolf Hitler killed how many innocents. Achtung baby, I say add ya'll to the list of those in line for a serious @SS whooping in the near future.
22 posted on 02/10/2003 9:06:08 AM PST by HELLRAISER II
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To: Interloper; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; Poohbah
"Germany was having trouble, What a sad sad story!"
23 posted on 02/10/2003 9:06:18 AM PST by dighton
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To: Poohbah
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
24 posted on 02/10/2003 9:06:37 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: Interloper
and a bump for believing hitler was a warmonger
25 posted on 02/10/2003 9:06:41 AM PST by Bill Davis FR
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To: Interloper
Hitler gained a very popular following in Germany as well... Times are going to be rough for Germans if they dont start listening to their liberators.
26 posted on 02/10/2003 9:06:42 AM PST by smith288 ("Don't worry about me. If something happens, I've just gone on higher.")
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To: Arkie2
Unbelievable! I wonder if any Germans even remember who Hitler was!

The dude who built the Autobahn, and who did his best to rid Germany and the world of the "Juden problem." They now like Hussein because they figure he has the best chance of finishing what Hitler started.

27 posted on 02/10/2003 9:07:06 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Interloper
Now, that is rich. Talk about sanitizing and revising history.
28 posted on 02/10/2003 9:07:16 AM PST by Darlin' (The choice is clear, you stand with us or you stand with terrorist)
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To: CedarDave
I was posting that same thing last night -- East Germans have taken over Germany which translates to Communist!
29 posted on 02/10/2003 9:07:39 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: Interloper

30 posted on 02/10/2003 9:07:59 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Interloper
95% of Americans polled believe that Germans would still be gassing Jews if not for the U.S.

31 posted on 02/10/2003 9:08:00 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: Interloper
Perhaps they should ask the Poles the same question about Germany.
32 posted on 02/10/2003 9:08:09 AM PST by ewing
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To: Interloper
What's next, Frenchmen who believe that Americans are a bunch of cheese eating surrender monkeys?
34 posted on 02/10/2003 9:08:36 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: An.American.Expatriate
OH NO!
35 posted on 02/10/2003 9:08:52 AM PST by Michael81Dus (You have (had) G. Bush, J. Cash, B. Hope & S. Wonder - we have Schröder: no cash, no hope, no wonder)
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To: Interloper
IRONY! The Germans are lecturing us?







36 posted on 02/10/2003 9:09:04 AM PST by finnman69 (!)
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To: Poohbah
"Yeah, Germany, but think this over - if you REALLY think that about us, do you want to tick us off?"
37 posted on 02/10/2003 9:09:25 AM PST by hchutch ("Last suckers crossed, Syndicate shot'em up" - Ice-T, "I'm Your Pusher")
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To: Arkie2
Well, that's exactly the problem. Ever heard of "the zeal of the convert"?
38 posted on 02/10/2003 9:10:12 AM PST by BMCDA
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To: Interloper
...only six percent think President Bush is interested in keeping the peace,...

Well, I think they are right about this. I don't think President Bush is particularly interested in keeping the peace, either.

The difference is that we do not share the German's fetishistic devotion to peace at any price. Getting your but kicked twice in world wars will do that to you, I guess.

In just does not compute to the modern German mind that sometimes peace is not the desirable course, and that war is necessary to prevent evil from triumphing. Since Germans have been playing the part of "evil" the past couple rounds, this blind spot is somewhat understandable.

39 posted on 02/10/2003 9:11:12 AM PST by gridlock (All we are saying, Is give war a chance....)
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To: latrans
I work for a German company. Until today. I quit. I am starting my own business. I am going to let them know just what I think of them. LIVE FREE OR DIE!!! German scum can go follow all thier communist EU rules. I would rather be anthraxed, nuked, or chemical weaponed, then live as a german liberal sissy.
40 posted on 02/10/2003 9:12:11 AM PST by bulldogs
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To: wimpycat
They all know who Hitler was, which is precisely why they've chosen to run in the completely opposite, equally extreme direction.

That's the problem with defining political direction with like or dislike of Communists. The current leadership of Germany is quickly approaching the same political point where a previous leadership ended up.

41 posted on 02/10/2003 9:13:33 AM PST by steveegg (The Surgeon General has determined that siding with Al-Qaeda is hazardous to your continued rule.)
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To: CedarDave
If I'm not mistaken, Schroeder came out of East Germany.
42 posted on 02/10/2003 9:14:02 AM PST by Darlin' (The choice is clear, you stand with us or you stand with terrorist)
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To: finnman69
I am going to fax these pictures along with my letter of resignation. Thanks.
43 posted on 02/10/2003 9:14:27 AM PST by bulldogs
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To: Bluntpoint
95% of Americans polled believe that Germans would still be gassing Jews if not for the U.S.

The remaining 5% realize that they would have finished the job some time ago.

44 posted on 02/10/2003 9:14:47 AM PST by gridlock (All we are saying, Is give war a chance....)
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To: Interloper
A majority of Germans believe the United States is a nation of warmongers and only six percent think President Bush (news - web sites) is interested in keeping the peace.....

...meanwhile, those interested in reality history remember the warmonger Hitler who committed murder and genocide upon millions and millions of Germans and Europeans.

45 posted on 02/10/2003 9:15:45 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Interloper
Yeah, we're a nation of war mongers, all right.


46 posted on 02/10/2003 9:15:51 AM PST by Cincinatus
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To: Interloper
Note to Germany: We don't care what you think!
47 posted on 02/10/2003 9:17:25 AM PST by SirAllen
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To: cymeckajax3
I think you mean ...

Das Deutches Volk hat Hühnerkacke im Kopf.

48 posted on 02/10/2003 9:17:26 AM PST by Brandybux (Ich kann Deutch nur genug gefärlich zu sein.)
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To: Interloper
Contrary to popular opinion, Americans do NOT mong war. Bad for business, doncha know, and messy at the same time. The temporary displacements in economic development during war mobilization completely distort the orderly flow of products to market, and the government assumes much too large a role in daily life. However, sometimes circumstances are forced upon us. Our fault, perhaps, for failing in our diligence in controlling the events, but what the heck, who of us has NOT been blindsided by unexpected events? September 11, 2001 happened. Try as we may, the historical significance of the events of that day cannot be reversed.
49 posted on 02/10/2003 9:17:31 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: Interloper
The nation of Germany has shown their true colors, once again. The German people are socialists to the core and strongly anti-American. I say, screw'em all!
50 posted on 02/10/2003 9:17:48 AM PST by Reagan Man
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