Had a hard time following all that Old Europe/New Europe stuff? Reader Michael Stack directs me to Rush Limbaugh's explanation, which begins with this priceless statement: "The French, Germans and Belgians have become pacifist nations, while all the nations who suffered under Hitler and the USSR stand with the United States."
Stack comments: "Wow. I guess France must have enjoyed Nazi occupation during World War II. Further, I guess you can't give Germany too much credit for suffering under Hitler (perhaps akin to smokers blaming the tobacco companies for cancer), but I would have thought that the residents of the eastern half of Germany would have had an issue or two with the USSR; apparently not. Mega dittos to Rush for clarifying the issue."