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The World Responds To The U.S. Debt Crisis

While coverage of how upset Americans are about the debt crisis has been frequent, recently the world community has been weighing in as well. I'll soften the blow by delivering these select quotes with the accompaniment of photos of each country's national animal.

Posted on August 1, 2011, at 6:28 p.m. ET

  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    "Even by the notoriously fractious standards of Capitol Hill, the high-stakes game of brinkmanship playing out over the debt crisis has looked like a political system gone mad. ... [I]nternational confidence in Americas ability to resolve its problems has fallen to an all-time low... Two centuries of accumulated advantage risk being squandered in a few months of political insanity." - The Telegraph "[A]ppeals to common sense are of little use...." - The Guardian

  • Germany

    Germany

    What America is currently exhibiting is the worst kind of absurd theatrics and the whole world is being held hostage& Most importantly, the Republicans have turned a dispute over a technicality into a religious war, which no longer has any relation to a reasonable dispute between the elected government and the opposition." - Bild

  • France

    France

    "The American politicians supposed to lead the most powerful nation in the world are becoming a laughing stock." Le Monde

  • Russia

    Russia

    "[B]itterly partisan, if the U.S. debt situation is not solved we are all screwed there will be no winners and losers." - Moscow Times

  • China

    China

    "[T]he 'irresponsible' brinksmanship in Washington risked 'strangling the still fragile economic recovery of not only the United States but also the world as a whole.' " - via the New York Times

  • India

    India

    "An acrimonious stalemate, with both sides offering competing plans that are unlikely to win bipartisan support." - Times of India

  • Picture of Josh Fjelstad

    Just trying to make a goddamn living.

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