I Was Wrong About Italy
Two entries ago, I blogged about overseas attitudes towards the US election. I mentioned that a colleague of mine had just returned from Italy and that I suspected what he heard there would fit with what I've heard from people in Australia, Germany, Canada, and other nations.
In fact, it didn't fit. My colleague has family in Northern Italy, which is where he stayed, and Northern Italy is a conservative region of the country, with a long tradition of supporting the US militarily (a number of US bases are there).
Me: So you're saying that the average Northern Italian 'man in the street' supports Bush and what we're doing in Iraq?
Colleague: Yes. But our Australian friends whom we saw there -- that was different. They said, "You've got to do something about Bush."