The view from Europe
As we pass the 2,000th American tombstone, Steve Bell of the Guardian captures the concerns of the moment.
Another view from Europe: some patriotic photographs to celebrate the glorious triumph of American civilization (via the Defeatists). I think Eolo Perfido understands America pretty well.
And while we are on the topic of patriotism:
"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country." E.M. ForsterUPDATE 10/30: There is an interesting discussion of Eolo Perfido, patriotism, the evil French, the virtuous Americans and torture going on over at The Defeatists.