The View From Athens

Four weeks after military strikes began in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Costas Simitis insists that his country still fully supports the U.S.-led campaign against terrorism. Greek public opinion, though, suggests the opposite.

While the Greeks allow U.S. fighter jets to use their airspace as part of the antiterror campaign, more than 86% oppose the bombing, according to a poll last month in the Athens daily Ta Nea. In another poll—this one carried out by state television in September—18% of respondents said the U.S. "deserved" the September attacks because of Washington’s "unjust" and "bullyboy handling" of world affairs. And,...

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