It's The Economy, Stupid

One of the thornier problems that is the result of having a single-digit IQ president who doesn't even know what he doesn't know is all those other nations whose leaders aren't outright dimwits or don't have one track minds.Witness Germany, right now considering lifting a ban on arms sales to China at the same time China is saber rattling to the US over Taiwanese independence and the US' continued military support to the island almost-nation. At the same time, the NYT-owned, Paris-based International Herald Tribune is running stories like this one, which basically say that in the eyes of the world, China is interested in doing business while the US is only interested in hunting bogeymen and making enemies. Weary of U.S. anxieties, Asia warms to China's vigor -