Why Angela Merkel is thinking of France, Khamenei is grateful for Lindsey Graham, and why China isn’t disappointed the United States is back in Iraq.
The United States isn't the only country that devotes a holiday to giving thanks, yet it still feels like a quintessentially American celebration. It starts with a feel-good story about cooperation between the Pilgrims and the local tribes back in 1621, a tale more pleasant to contemplate than the subsequent treatment of the native population by their European conquerors. Most of the day focuses on eating too much -- an art form America seems to have perfected. And what could be more American than a holiday whose date was chosen in part to extend the shopping season and boost the economy?