I really hate it when people from other countries just love to complain about Pres. Bush winning if he does in fact. And the fact that someone said "shame on America." Evidently if Pres. Bush turns out to be the winner, it means people think he's better than the other candidates. That's a U.S. decision.
Yeah, right, we looove to complain about Bush, because he's totally uncompetent - I mean concerning foreign affairs. As for economy, employment, etc. it is the Americans' choice.
I'd just like to raise a point : I dislike the fact that Bush used the hate towards France and the french (especially) as an argument for his campaign. It is totally ridiculous because first of all, it turned out that Chirac (and most of the Europeans) was right about Irak : there's absolutely NO link between S. Hussein and Al-Qaeda, and there were no WMD... so what can Republicans reproach to France ???? We don't understand it, here, really. And next, France supports America in his war on terror, but not the way Bush does.
I acknowledge that I like America though, and Bush won't prevent me of returning in the United States, because I like going there. I just don't like Bush, and we, in Europe, don't fully understand why 51% of the US population voted in favor of Bush...
Personnally I think that 9/11 had an enormous, a huge impact on the campaign, and it is understandable. But Bush's policy is very aggressive and inefficient, and tends to isolate America : Irak was not the right choice and it strengthens the muslim hate towards America. Also, what Bush did (apart nothing...) in the Middle-East in order to solve the Palestinian question ?
Here is my point of view, as about 80% of the Europeans. But I repeat, I like America, I juste hate Bush - as 48% of you !!!
By the way : http://www.globalvote2004.org
(try to find the real reasons for why most of the countries in the world would have chosen Kerry...)