your opinion of George W Bush. Do you think he’s a good president?
I think George Bush…er..let me think one minute for a second here…I
think I was opposed to , personally, going to war in Iraq, and it
seems to me to be a bit more than occupation and I think, personally,
from my point of view, had he been able to actually garner support
from the entire world, or at least a larger (quote unquote)
“coalition” , than America, Britain and Afgan…y’know..where ever
else he found it..er..I would have felt a lot calmer and more
supportive of the actions taken.
So do you hold it against..erm.. France and Germany for not
Not at all. I think I more or less stand in their camp.
Yes. How about you?
Erm..I’m probably a bit more extreme than that, I mean I was
against the war from the beginning and I haven’t changed my opinion
Weren’t they also against the war from the beginning?
France, Germany, Russia.
Yeah, but Britain wasn’t.
No Britain, right. Britain was for it. But those…those other three…
Yeah they were…yeah
Opposed…Right. I’m with them.
Do you feel safer now, or more at risk from terrorists?
I feel more at risk from..er..I..I think we have… further ignited
some of the passions against the United States, and with just cause.
garner support = to get/obtain support
to hold it against someone = tener algo en contra de alguien, pensar
mal de alguien
to stand in their camp = to agree totally with their opinion and
to be at risk = estar a reisgo de
to ignite = encender
to have just cause = con razón