I've been getting this line from Americans a lot: "I can't be blamed for things that happened before I was born."
These are the same people who want to take credit for anything good that happened before they were born.
They are also the people who sneer at the Germans.
Let's not start comparing American and German history. Or, for some really evil bitter fun, let's. The time-lines and numbers alone should make all Americans start throwing away credit for anything before their own diaper-time, just so they don't have to take the blame, too.