Methinks this exchange of posts illustrates well why Americans will never understand Europeans and vice versa.
The gulf is much wider than just the Atlantic Ocean.
When you listen to American Politicians discussing foreign policy their limited understanding of cultural differences in the world is always transparent.
Perhaps the insular nature of America and the difficulty Europeans have in penetrating just what makes Americans tick is to blame.
I have some friends in America, know them for years but I have absolutely no idea who they actually are. 🙂