I planned on actually discussing this with my previous thread but it was closed before any real discussion started. So the news reports that a large number of Germans don't belive the U.S. when it comes to 9/11 and our tactics since then (Iraq) have only made it worse. The problem is not that the Germans are "stupid" or merely cynical, the problem isn't Germany or France or Russia at all. Our president needs to improve our image overseas and rectify our relationship with those allies. But what can be done at this point? Is Bush capable of improving our relations or is the American image tarnished to greatly for him to accomplish such a goal? Personally I don't think he has the personality to do so and things won't begin to straigten out until we have a new president who is more capable of handling foreign relations. Disagree or agree I just want to hear your opinions, and if you disagree with my view on Bush why do you think our image is so bad in Germany etc. No potshots or direct insults please, keep it mature and clean. Thank you.