Schroeder Feeling A Bit Queasy

And now the most absorbing two minutes in television, the latest from the wartime grapevine:

Schroeder Feeling A Bit Queasy

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (search) now says that calls from within his country for German troops to join any U.N. force in Iraq make him, "want to puke." That comment, quoted in London's Daily Telegraph, seems to be a reflection of a much broader sentiment throughout Europe.

A new poll by the German Marshall Fund indicates that only about half of Europeans…48 percent…believe war can ever be just, while 84 percent of Americans said they believe war can be used to achieve justice.

Waning Worries

Meanwhile, a new poll out today suggests that Americans are less worried about terrorism at home since the war in Iraq than they were before. Back in March, 64 percent said they were "worried" about another terrorist attack in the U.S., but now only 58 percent say that.

The Pew Research poll also shows that 75 percent of Americans say the war on terrorism is going "well," up from 69 percent 10 months ago.

Bill Thrill

Against the advice of his security detail and without advising the State Department, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist broke from a group of senators touring Africa last week and snuck into war-torn Sudan.

Frist says he did it to, "have the intimacy of doing what I really do, which is medicine." Frist, a heart and lung surgeon by trade, performed 6 operations at a hospital run by the American charity, Samaritan's Purse. It was not his first such trip to Sudan to perform surgery.

Aide Anger

An aide to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (search) stormed out of a presentation by Victor Davis Hanson, author of the book Mexifornia about illegal immigration in California. The Pelosi aide, Federico de Jesus, said Hanson's views were racist and backed that up by accusing Hanson of being an admitted "classist."

Hanson is in fact a scholar of ancient Greece and Rome and had been introduced to the group as a, "classicist," a distinction apparently lost on de Jesus, who proceeded to storm out of the room, trying as he left to grab one of the pizzas that had been brought in for the participants. Pelosi called the whole thing a misunderstanding.

— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report