Aussies, Brits and Frenchmen Who Love America!
Amidst all the media doom and gloom and the vitriolic commentary coming from the America-hating left, it's easy to forget that our nation is still a beacon of light to much of the world. With that in mind, a few examples of people from other nations showing such appreciation may be in order.
Via AFP (currently linked at Drudge) came this great photo from down under. It shows Australians expressing their appreciation not only for Vice-President Dick Cheney (in Sydney to meet with Prime Minister John Howard, who many of us Americans absolutely adore in return), but for America. As someone with a fair amount of Australian relatives, I just have to say, good on ya, mates!
Then there are our British fans. Brit Hume did a segment on Fox News this past week on the group 18 Doughty Street and their pro-American, conservative-leaning political outreach campaign. My favorite is the satirical advertisement "A World Without America," which demonstrates what a wonderful world (not!) it would be without the good old, U.S. of A.
And lest it be thought America is without its European appreciators, the Euro-American Liberty Institute, whose French founder Philippe Manteau I was privileged to meet last year (read about it here: "French Neocons? Mon Dieu!"), keeps chugging along. Most recently, Manteau gave a speech in Paris before over 1,000 members of the "French Resistance" (as he dubbs them) at the Presidential Congress of their political party, Alternative Liberale. Audience members included Alain Madelin, former Minister of Economy and Finance, who is known for his pro-American views. Anyone who speaks French (which, sadly, does not include me) can watch the speech here.
So buck up, America. Who loves you? All kinds of people!
Cross-posted at Kesher Talk.