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Eldon Anderson's rant against Britain

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For years, Idaho has been trying to get the message out that we're not just white supremacists any more. Unfortunately, the comments of one Boise resident did little for international relations. "You guys better get on board and that whole damned country of yours along with the rest of Europe. You are going to go merrily sucking your thumb like you did in World War II. We don't need your damned help. We need your cooperation, that's all we need out of you guys. It's hard even to get that. We know you can't shoot, move and communicate, but we'd sure as hell like to have your cooperation anyway," said Eldon Anderson in response to a British reporter's effort to find out the identity of an American pilot involved in a friendly fire incident in Iraq. We're guessing that's not the line the tourism board was after.

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