First off, leave it to the Brits to name a transport helicopter after one of the greatest mythical wizards of all time.
Second, yes, I am indeed a Republican. As to the job Shrub and Uncle D1ck have done with our image, the rest of the world can get bent. The UN can find someone else to pay for its operations, the French can find someone else to save them the next time they bend over at the first sight of trouble and the Germans can forget about getting their country back next time they decide to not share in the sand box.
We are the most powerful force on the planet. We are one of the most powerful forces this world has ever seen. This is evidenced by the proliferation of American culture world wide. That and the fact that we have more bombs than anyone else, and a crazy ass Texan in the White House who just might be crazy enough to use them. He's kinda like Nuke in Bull Durham, throwing at the mascot.
The rest of the world can think about our "image" while on their knees serving needs so they can get their Uncle Sam Welfare checks.
I had a very witty signature once, but apparently it offended the sensibilities of some of the frailer constitutions that frequent this particular internet message board.
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