Carol Platt Liebau: Why Do They Hate Us?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Why Do They Hate Us?

Frankly, I can sleep very well at night, notwithstanding the fact that the US isn't universally beloved even among our erstwhile "allies" like France. Nobody kicks a dead dog, you know -- being universally liked is usually a sign that one is dead, either literally or figuratively.

Even so, Michael Medved offers some valuable insights about why America elicits so much hostility from other quarters.

After you read it, check out one of my favorite pieces -- that explains why all Americans should love their country.

11 Comments:

Blogger Editor said...

I don't recall this being an issue before Bush decided to follow the radical neocons. If only junior had listened to his father about how he saw this group for the wackos that they are.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Medved neglected to mention Jimma Carter and other notable jerks who travel abroad and trash our president and country.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

If my memory serves, the USofA has been "hated" since the close of WWII, moreso after that period than before. It was a political necessity that allowed some "emerging" governments to survive and gain strength.

This conflagration today is about power, and it did not begin when the present Administration came into offoce. Biblically speaking, I believe it began with a gentleman named Ishmael. You folks who don't believe what the Bible says can invent whatever time frame you want, but the bottom line is: Bush didn't do it.

david

4:12 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Not just after...

"Overpaid, over-sexed, and over here" comes to mind.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

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10:04 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

Here is a decent article that points out why Bush is the worst president in America's history:

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/HH25Dj01.html

10:05 AM  
Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

Without reading any artiocles, I think Jimmy Carter willl get the title of worst President in the history of the United States. Hands down in a line so short he is the only one in it.

david

11:12 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

Do you love your country? Are you a patriot? Vis a vis Jimmy Carter, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Moore, the answer to both questions is clearly a big fat NO.

Joe Lieberman. The answer is yes. So its not a sharp divide, but it is a clear divide.

Is it a good idea to defeat the terrorists in Iraq? If it is get behind the President and make it known to the terrorists that there are no places to hide.

If it is not a good idea, which many seem to believe, then is it a good idea to communicate to the terrorists that we don't want to defeat them?

11:41 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

Pop quiz: Who founded the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq?

A. A prominent Iraqi political exile.

B. Bruce Jackson, former Lockheed Martin vice president

C. Neoconservatives William Kristol and Paul Wolfowitz.

Answer: b.

What does this mean? To understand our nation's foreign policy, including military interventions, follow the money.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

ATTENTION!!!!!

If you are top officer of a major defense contractor, you cannot seek to help oppressed foreigners. You must resign your post and get a job at Ben & Jerry's first.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

What does the above mean? It means that to understand eddy, follow the drool.

10:04 PM  

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