Why Americans Suck...
Memefirst (who apparently is British) has an angry tirade with 10 reasons why Americans suck. You have to admire his spirit for bringing the inevitable flamewar this will bring on him. Some of the best parts:
8) . . . you're not actually very good at fighting Unless you've had outside help, you've pretty much cocked it up. Your first war to liberate yourselves because of high taxes on tea leaves was pretty much won for you by the French — for which I must say you seem profoundly ungrateful, and your next foray against the British in Canada in1812 resulted in your capital being sacked and burned. OK, you did well against Grenada and Panama, but any more resistance than that and you tend to fold, most recently in Vietnam, Falluja and Najaf. The only war I can think of against anyone serious that you did well in was your own Civil War, which I hardly need to point out, you also lost.
9) . . . you behave like whingeing victims 9/11 this, 9/11 that. You believe that because of the — totally understandable — trauma of losing 3,000 people in a horrible attack you are allowed to do whatever the hell you want. ... we don't quite understand the shift of emphasis from actually catching those responsible (and letting family members of the main perpetrator leave the country before letting the FBI interview them) to declaring an unwinnable "war" on "terror" — an emotion, like envy — and invading a country with very little to do with the actual attack, and getting upset with us because most of us didn't think it wasn't a good idea. And haven't we been proven wrong.