Another side note....I'm sure and I hope that some Europeans will comment on the denigrating comments about them in the article....lol.
When we get criticism we tend to just nod and say "yeah, it's pants"
I still have trouble comprehending why Americans get so aggitated over criticism. If people were doing it to "have a go" and annoy then "bullseye!" - they know to keep on doing it !
Remember, there was a time when Britain stood and faught totally alone against the Nazis.