When I visited Germany in 2008, prior to the elections, I was actually able to talk to people about our incursion into Iraq. Are you asking if I framed my questions in a way that might give me answers favorable to what I believe? What does one learn from being told what they want to hear? Thinking back, my questions were:What do you think about the war in Iraq?How about Afghanistan?How did you react when you saw the towers fall?What did you think the US would do?What do you think of what the US has done?^Those questions led to some great conversations. I am very grateful their English was so much better than my German.btw, you are aware that the USA did not protest when Saddam used gas during his war with Iran?Respectfully,C.