Americans perceive Canada to be our greatest ally, at least among the fourteen countries inquired about in a recent YouGov survey. If Australia had been included, maybe the Aussies would’ve been number one:
Great Britain is right behind. It’s almost as though after all these years we are still not yet deaf to the voice of consanguinity.
Our two greatest foes of the second world war are today perceived to as friends. What a happy turn of affairs.
While our relationship with Israel comes in for a lot of criticism, our government’s cozy relationship with the Saudis is the greatest affront to our democratic process.
Speaking of, it’s hard to shake the sense that we perceive those countries whose leaders most readily bend to the empire’s will in a most positive light while the recalcitrant leaders who refuse to do Washington’s bidding are the ones we’ve been conditioned to hate most. Coincidence, I’m sure. It’s not like the regime would want it that way or anything.