“Maybe I was not clear about that, sorry. I am also worried about ‘what do Americans think of the international community?’ That is an important issues too.”
In what sense? That we should simply kowtow to “world opinion”? Why is that a one-way street?
“Your Nazi comparison does not really apply here. Remember Iraq did not attack the US.”
Remember, Nazi Germany didn’t attack the US.
Anyway, your comparison is different than my comparison, so it’s a non-sequitur.
“You could try to address why EU now rarely agrees with US foreign policy.”
I thought you were concerned with what the “international community” thinks of American foreign policy. But your Eurocentric bias now emerges.
Assuming that you’re not just paying lip-service to the “international community,” but sincerely care about “world opinion,” which is hardly synonymous with the EU, please furnish the following information:
1.How many foreign language news outlets to you read, see, or listen to?
2.What do the following countries think of US foreign policy over, say, the last 50-60 years? (Of course, some of the political borders have been redrawn in that time, but as a keen observer of international affairs, I’m sure you can make the necessary adjustments):
Papua New Guinea
Supply full citations for your polling data.
BTW, did the pollster employ simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling, or multi-stage cluster sampling?
Did the pollster employ bivariate, multivariate, or univariate analysis?
Did the sample-group have access to free media or state-run media?
Did the survey questions reflect interview bias?
3.What makes you think the EU reflects public opinion? Given the vicissitudes of the Maastricht Treaty, the EU seems to lack grassroots support. Or do you equate “world opinion” with pundits and bureaucrats?
4.And while you’re at it, perhaps you could pull up the stats on what the international community thinks of Andorra’s foreign policy, or Barbuda’s foreign policy, or Cameroon’s foreign policy, or Cape Verde’s foreign policy, or Kiribati’s foreign policy, or Mauritania’s foreign policy, or Suriname’s foreign policy, or Tobago’s foreign policy, or Vanuatu’s foreign policy.
As a committed internationalist, I’m sure your not so provincial and patronizing and ethnocentric as to suppose that all comparisons center on the United States.
“What do you think are the policy issues where the US is right and EU is wrong?”
Since you’re the one who’s using the EU as a yardstick, not me, I’m under no obligation to compare the two.
“US keeps on breaking its promises like; AIDS help to Africa.”
You have a very paternalistic and imperialistic attitude towards the third world. Do you think Africa should be recolonized?
“Respecting international deals and laws.”
Such as what?
And please apply the same standard to the other countries I’ve listed.
“The recent Bali climate confrence, where the US was the only country trying to stop the progress.”
If you’re that concerned with global warming, then we should do everything we can to keep India and China in a preindustrial state, correct?
“It would take $5-$10 Billion to eradicate Malaria. It would take $10-$15 Billion to provide clean drinking water to everyone.”
So you think America should assume the role of the Great White Hope. I take it that Kipling is your favorite political theorist.