from ap: The nations of the world joined Monday in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 – but for many, resentment of the U S flowed as readily as tears.
Critics say Americans have squandered the goodwill that prompted France’s Le Monde newspaper to proclaim “We are all Americans” that somber day after the attacks, and that the Iraq war and other U.S. policies have made the world less safe in the five years since…
In Europe, where Islamic terror has struck twice since 9/11, in the Madrid train bombings and the London transit attacks, the silent tributes were tinged with doubts and recriminations.
Even German Chancellor Angela Merkel — an advocate of repairing ties with Washington that were frayed under her predecessor
Gerhard Schroeder — had veiled criticism of the United States, saying: “The ends cannot justify the means.”