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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Stop blaming America for terrorism

"... this initial wave of goodwill [after 9-11] hardly outlasted the news cycle. Within a couple of days a Guardian columnist wrote of the 'unabashed national egotism and arrogance that drives anti-Americanism among swaths of the world's population'. A Daily Mail columnist denounced the 'self-sought imperial role' of the United States, which he said had 'made it enemies of every sort across the globe'." Continue reading.


  • There is a lot of Anti-Americanism in Europe, but let's not exaggerate it.
    If there was a lack of solidarity, why did NATO invoke Article V for the first time and why is Sarah Kreps, who worked in the Air Force from 1999-2003, holding a roundtable discussion at the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies today to discuss this question: "With overwhelming levels of international support, and numerous offers for operational assistance, why did the U.S. undertake the Afghanistan intervention almost entirely unilaterally?"

    Don't forget Applebaum also said "While not entirely incorrect, the notion that President Bush has wasted international post-9/11 sympathy is not entirely accurate either." So it is complicated and ambigious and tried to address that in
    To Defeat the Beast, Don't Feed the Beast, which is a quote from Germany's ex-Foreign Minister Fischer, who is now teaching at Princeton. He does not blame America for terrorism, but for making the conflicts worse due to policy mistakes. I think we can all agree that Europe and the United States need to increase all their efforts in the war on terrorism and have to choose the right and hard and painful rather than the wrong and easy and appeasing way to deal with the threats.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:29 AM  

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