Saturday, July 29, 2006

Nobel Winner Expresses Love

When something can drive a Nobel Peace Prize recipient to this, you know it's not just you:
Right now, I would love to kill George Bush." Her young audience at the Brisbane City Hall clapped and cheered.
Clapped and cheered. Jesus, this is Australia, probably the single country in the world most like us in national temperment. And it's not just Australia. Take a quick scan of the headlines at Watching America:
Russia: President Chavez Adds Russia to His Anti-U.S. Arsenal

England: U.S. and Britain 'Isolated' for Blocking Ceasefire in Lebanon

Bolivia: Democracy in the U.S.: A Very Dirty Business

Turkey: This is Why America is Losing its Credibility ...

Pakistan: America's Chronic Betrayal of its Birthright and Ideals

Tunisia: 'An Absolute Disaster Ahead!'

Australia: West Has Forgotten that 'Might is Not Right'

Malaysia: On Lebanon War, Malaysia
'Not Seeking U.S. Approval'
Go check it out. Americans don't read much offshore media, but if they did, they'd be stunned by the vitriol and disgust our government is stirring up out there. We still think the world has to love us because we marched into France after WWII with chocolate bars and stockings, but we used up what was left of that bankroll of global gratitude somewhere during Vietnam. People from the halls of Mocteczuma to the shores of Tripoli hate our guts, and many have stopped trying to tell the difference between we the people and the toad and his accomplices in the White House. Frankly, I'm not sure I can tell much difference myself anymore. But policies do come home to roost, and our children will be bearing the brunt of our callow indifference to what we have wreaked in the name of "democracy" around the world.

And, BTW, remember Somalia and Ethiopia? They're still out there.

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