This question is mainly for all the non-Americans who seem very vocal in whom they think should be president.
Why should you care? How would it affect your lifestyle? Do you feel your own government follows blindly whoever is leading the U.S.A.? If so, why?
Can you do anything about it? If not, why, and so on.
thats cause a lot of non Americans dont like America so they want what it worst for America which is why they normally like the democrat's canidate
It affects my country, the one to the north. The United States is our largest trading partner, and we are theirs. What affects one of us, affects the other. If some crazy leader starts sturring up shit on either side of the border, its bound to hurt the other in more than one way. I just want to support someone who would support our national bonds more than Bush.
Especially when it comes to industry and the environment. Bush heightened import duties on cheap Canadian softwood lumber so it wouldnt hurt American supplyers, he's recently lowered the duties, but has also marked prime forest in Alaska to be cut-down to make up for the lack of wood imported into the US [while thousands of pieces of wood sit idle in yards in Canada].
I believe Canada and the US had better ties during the Clinton and Chretien years. The two played golf together on many occaisions and our friendship strong. That has since changed since Bush came to power and Canada not allying herself with the 'Coalition of the Willing' to invade Iraq. Much is being done to restore our once stronger friendship, but not really that much.
Col Jimmy Emericthats cause a lot of non Americans dont like America so they want what it worst for America which is why they normally like the democrat's canidate
You're on to us :rolleyes:
Whether we like it or not, the US is the most powerful country in the world at the moment, so it's very important who becomes president. As for Europe, Bush hasn't been to friendly to us :p.
Trojan_RipperDo you feel your own government follows blindly whoever is leading the U.S.A.?
In a nutshell. We always have followed blindly, we probably always will. 'Special relationship' and all that. There is no choice over here; both major parties have made it avowed policy never to deviate from US foreign policy, and the third party is unlikely to win.
So the real change will have to come in Washington. Which is why I care so damn much, and get in so many arguments with you guys :). 'Cos this is about the leader of my country, only I don't get to vote for him.
17th June 2002
Jeeze, Trojan, I'm surprised at you. I thought you were smarter than that.
Simply, because I believe George Bush is the biggest threat to world peace.
@ Emeric, why would we want the worst, America is an importat trading partner. I just don't want to see any more ethically wrong wars....that goes for that imbecile in number 10 as well.:tommygun: Kill em both i say. :naughty:
In America, most people dont care and dont need to care about othre nations politics. But by living in Europe, I have seen that everything that america does affects the world, at least to them. Almost every European can tell you who the prez of the US was, and who it was before him. Can any americans tell me the leader of Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and the Netherlands off the top of their heads? Probably not, cause while they are important, they dont affect the Super Power very much.
It's because the US governments influence projects far beyond her own borders. Take Bush's relationship with Blair for instance. Bush says "jump yer bastard", Blair says "how high, sir?" If we are gonna be governed by a wart on a dog's arse, we are naturally gonna be interested in who the dog is.
Take Iraq for instance. Despite half the country objecting to the war, and over a million protestors marching in the streets of London, Blair still saw fit to blindly follow Bush into a quagmire... and for what? Do you really think I care about Iraq? Hell no, better to spend the GBP millions at home.
Bush is a loose cannon. He blunders from one diplomatic disaster into the next. One of these days he's gonna really fuck up - such as attempt to "liberate" a truely dangerous nation only to find the real meaning of WMD. I don't wish to be associated with the "US led coalition" when this happens.
Trojan_RipperThis question is mainly for all the non-Americans who seem very vocal in whom they think should be president.
Because with Bush as president there are bound to be more wars. Other countries probably want peace in the world, and don't want to be dragged in to a war in some way or other. I know what you're going to say 'no one forces them." True, no one forces them to come to war with us, but then they are frowned upon by the United States and other countries. Look at France and Germany.