Another Pew survey shows world opinion of the United States in the toilet. "In Germany, traditionally one of the closest U.S. allies, only 30 percent now have a positive view, down from 78 percent before Bush took office in January 2001."
A German Joys policy change: to avoid beating this dead horse any further, I will cease any and all commentary on polls about America's standing until they show an uptick. Goodbye theme, see you in 2009!*
* Unless Americans elect Fred Thompson, which, heaven forfend, there's a decent chance they'll do, the yutzes.