Americans laughing at the British ...

John Hall johnhall@evergo.net
Thu, 24 Jan 2002 17:46:51 -0800


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How ridiculous can you guys get
Mark Steyn says that the passionate ignorance of Britain’s anti-Americans is
giving everyone in the US a good laugh

http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old§ion=current&issue=2002-01-
26&id=1517

In fairness, instead of coasting on non-existent diseases and wild guesses
at the weather, the always elegant Matthew Parris at least attempted to
expand Guantanamo into a general thesis. ‘We seek to project the message
that there are rules to which all nations are subject,’ he wrote in the
Times. ‘America has a simpler message: kill Americans, and you’re dead meat.
’

This caused endless amusement over here. As the Internet wag Steven den
Beste commented, ‘By George, I think he’s got it!’



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</span></font><span class=3Dasummary1><b><i><font size=3D2 =
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letter-spacing:0pt'> says that the passionate ignorance of =
Britain&#8217;s
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laugh<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></span></p>

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fairness, instead of coasting on non-existent diseases and wild guesses =
at the
weather, the always elegant Matthew Parris at least attempted to expand =
Guantanamo
into a general thesis. &#8216;We seek to project the message that there =
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&#8216;America has a simpler
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<span class=3Dabodytext1><font color=3Dblack><span =
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caused endless amusement over here. As the Internet wag Steven den Beste
commented, &#8216;By George, I think he&#8217;s got =
it!&#8217;<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></span></font></p>

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