Thursday, September 15, 2005

Allies

The WSJ yesterday reported (subscription) which nations Americans consider to be close allies.

The order isn't surprising, but the numbers are - here are the results for the NATO nations the US is pledged to defend, plus Israel and Australia. An Anglosphere/Israel alliance has appeared and NATO is gone. The EU needs to get its army in place fast.


NationRated Close Ally
UK74
Canada48
Australia44
Israel41
Japan30
Italy26
Germany24
Spain22
Holland21
Norway18
France17
Greece16