Clearly, the whole cartoon controversy has done a lot of damage to Denmark’s reputation in the muslim world. This clip from the Daily Show gives an indication of how other western countries have come to view Denmark. Towards the end Michael Mandelbaum says that the reason other countries don’t oppose the US more actively, however exasperated they may be, is that they need it to play the role it does, and no other country can play that role. Jon Stewart’s comment on that is:

And that, not forgetting that Denmark could be out there, could be watching us right now. Cause those people don’t give a [beep].


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