3.03.2005

from The (London) Times...

“All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?” - Reg (John Cleese) in Monty Python's Life of Brian

“All right, all right. But apart from liberating 50 million people in Iraq and Afghanistan, undermining dictatorships throughout the Arab world, spreading freedom and self-determination in the broader Middle East and moving the Palestinians and the Israelis towards a real chance of ending their centuries-long war, what have the Americans ever done for us?” - anti-American Europeans and others

Columnist Gerard Baker points out the parallels between the fictional leader of the People's Front of Judea and the sadly non-fictional critics of American foreign policy in this column. Go read the whole thing.

(via Instapundit)