The Christian Science Monitor has an article on anti-american vitriol in NZ.
It is of course absolutely legitimate to object to the policies of the current US Government. But too many Kiwis really despise the US regardless of who is in Government there – they see it as the most evil country and as a bigger threat to the world than Al Qaeda etc. People on this blog have even commented that the world would be a better place without the US.
For my part I actually agree with Winston Peters when he said something like if the world is to have a sole super-power, he would rather it is the United States than any other country.