August 18, 2008

Land of confusion

The results of a new poll are out, documenting just how ignorant our cousins in Dear Old Blighty are about, well, us.  First off, an old chestnut:

Asked if it was true that "from 1973 to 1990 the United States sold Saddam Hussein more than a quarter of his weapons," 80 per cent of British respondents said yes. However the US sold just 0.46 per cent of Saddam's arsenal to him, compared to Russia's 57 per cent, France's 13 per cent and China's 12 per cent.

"Ideas get around. Perhaps it's that old picture of Donald Rumsfeld with Saddam," suggested Mr Montgomerie, whose website includes a petition against anti-Americanism.

I'm not exactly surprised about the Saddam Hussein thing, seeing as how you could probably get the same results from a poll of, say, a group of Kos Kiddies.

But, more surprisingly, for some strange reason, more than half of them also seem to think that polygamy is legal here. What the hell, Limeys?

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