What Indians found especially galling was that the US and the allies were now snuggling up to Pakistan in a bid to secure that country's full co-operation in the invasion of Afghanistan.
For Europe's elites, anti-Americanism is a sterile response to the galling fact that Europe committed semi-suicide in the 20th century.
And somehow he will have to reconcile the galling fact that a large proportion of those self-same lads badly let him down during his roller-coaster managerial journey.
But what is so galling is the fact that few comedians realise that comedy has limited impact politically, and usually it's targeted at and consumed by the ‘converted’ anyway.
By now your paddling mates are a speck in the distance, the rhythmic flash of the sun on their paddle blades a galling reminder of the way this sport should be played.
One of the galling aspects about Scotland's decline over the past decade is that, contrary to the SFA's insistence, there is not, and never has been, a glut of able youngsters queuing up for a tilt at fame.
It fetched £60 as scrap but, as a galling postscript to the accident, he saw the car for sale on a used-car lot shortly afterwards, priced at £600.
What makes the matter more galling is that Jill subsequently heard her buyers had telephoned her next-door neighbour and offered him anything he wanted for a couple of fields adjoining her property.
The galling thing for me and other progressive Democrats is that this fight against the corporate establishment and for working families is the very one we should be making - but where is our party?
And I also have that bi invisibility thing going on, which is both galling and periodically annoyingly convenient.