When I was in the Peace Corps in Gabon, following the unsuccessful
revolution in March 1964, there was strong antipathy by most of the
French against the Americans in Gabon. The US Embassy was attacked
and Americans were blamed for the attempted coup.
Now, with the growing animosity between many French and Americans
over the Iraq situation, I wonder how the Peace Corps Volunteers in
Gabon are being treated by the French.
On a broader scale, with the growing worldwide anti-Americanism, how
difficult will it be for the Peace Corps to perform and how much in
danger will be the PCVs?