You may not have said it straight out, but you implied it . . "Where would wonderfully enlightened, compassionate Europe be, ahem, without the good old USA? (Or have you chosen to purge world wards one and two from your history books?)" And that really sums up the reason why so many dislike the USA . . its arrogance.
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from the article: History and Hussein's hanging