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Germans Crouch, Frenchmen Roar

A new survey from the German Marshall Fund has some interesting findings about European willingness to do what is necessary to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of Iranian nutcases:

Most French and Americans would support military action against Iran as a last resort if other means fail to stop it acquiring nuclear weapons, a major transatlantic opinion survey showed on Wednesday. But among Germans polled, more said they would accept Iran getting the atom bomb rather than using force if diplomacy or sanctions do not work.

The survey found the usual anti-Bush, anti-American attitudes, as well. And Europeans are more fearful of global warming than they are of the spread of deadly disease or the military power of a surging China. Go figure.