This is one European forum member who does not put down America, ever believing it is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. 
My spirits have been lifted watching the Washington Concert live on HBO. 
Unfortunately, all too often I hear America being derided more by American colleagues, than any European one.
Mike (Brit of Irish ancestry)
- living in Saudi Arabia for almost a decade.
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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Kate Troy
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Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 10:21 PM
Subject: By The Way

To all of you Europeans who put down America, could you tell me how many Black Prime Ministers or Presidents or Kings or Queens there have been in Europe?
Kate (smoking a cigarette and not afraid that the Paparazzi will take a photo of me smoking)