In Germany, one of John Kerry’s trusted allies in his plan to pull back in
Iraq, recent polls have shown that most Germans have happily swallowed
Gerhard Schroeder’s anti-American line. Not long ago, a poll revealed that
a significant majority of Germans think Americans are “bloodthirsty.” To
us, anti-Americanism seems so unlikely in a place like Germany, especially
after our successful efforts to reunify the country. But a new poll
shows than 25 percent of west Germans want the wall back, while a third of
east Germans say they’re no better off now than they were under communism.
At least now we know why they don’t like us.