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Something that Americans with interest in how the rest of the world thinks of them find themselves saying more and more as the country and its people manage to bother, annoy, and offend everyone else in bigger and bigger amounts.

Whether it's Congress saying "Screw a nuclear test ban, we want to nuke the world," loud American tourists disrupting foreign cities and culture, or the INS finding as many ways as possible to make it difficult for foreigners to get visas, and in the meantime ruining their lives and messing up the businesses that have hired them after the INS suggested that those people would actually be allowed to stay.

As an American, I do apologize on behalf of my country, as I wish it would act more like an adult than a hyperactive and selfish child. And sure, maybe there isn't anywhere that's better, but that doesn't mean it's good.