What’s happening in Burma is no laughing matter, but I can’t help chuckling just a little over this:
An American in Rangoon told me yesterday about an opinion poll carried out on Burmese attitudes to US foreign policy.
“Like most people, they thought that it sucks,” he told me. “But not for the usual reason. Burmese wanted to know why George Bush hasn’t invaded their country yet.”
I’m reminded of the year I spent in Germany, when I was frequently reminded of how pissed off the Germans were at the U.S. for invading all those countries in the 20th Century – except, of course, Germany. It would be interesting to know what percentage of the population hates us for invading countries, vs. how many hate us for not invading countries, but the smart money says they add up to more than 100%.