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Gosh, how awful that everybody hates us because of Bush.
The Red Chinese hate us, when they’re not harvesting organs from political prisoners, poisoning everyone on the planet, and mowing down Tibetan monks and nuns.
The Europeans hate us, when they’re not surrendering to Islamists, cramming their nonwhite immigrants into slums, and selling arms to every butcher and despot there is.
The Africans hate us, when they’re not slaughtering each other, imposing famines on each other, poaching all their animals into extinction, and wallowing in permanent failure and corruption.
The Central and South Americans hate us, when they’re not clear-cutting their forests, murdering their indigenous peoples, and backsliding into failed socialist narcostates with gun battles in the streets, perpetual coups, dictatorships, and collapsed economies.
The Central Asians and Middle Easterners hate us, when they’re not throwing acid in women’s faces, burning down schools, rioting over cartoons, ethnically cleansing, raping, blowing up, skinning alive, murdering, and destroying irreplaceable art.
The U.N. really hates us, when they’re not kissing Islamist butt, condemning Israel, sending child-molester troops into Africa, helping tyrannies arm themselves with nuclear weapons, and lining their pockets with bribes.
What a shame that we’re so reviled! Save us, Obiwan Obama! You’re our only hope!
Nicely put. This is the kind of perspective I wish I could so eloquently offer to my friends who tell me America is "now," since Clinton left office, so hated around the world for her "arrogance" as expressed by Bush and his policies. You can read the rest of the comments and the original post, "When Obama ‘Talks to Our Enemies,’ What Will He Say?", at Pajamas Media.
Yeah, sure Canada and France hate us: "It's not when it's difficult that you abandon your friends." As I always tell my kids when they used to worry about "mean kids" not being nice to them: consider the source. A few good friends of quality and discernment are worth more than the twofaced friendship or the outright enmity of a world of scumbags. Which of our Presidential candidates understand this best?
And here's Bookworm's take on Frontline's "Bush's War"--
“Yes,” I said. “But that’s the past. We’re in Iraq now. Bush and his whole team are leaving office in January 2009. What would you do?” The only answer I got back was “I don’t want to talk about it.”
Mr. Bookworm’s preference for wallowing in the past and his unwillingness to deal with present realities is hardly surprising. In his world — the New York Times, the New Yorker, NPR, PBS — only the past gets discussed. To the extent that there is an Iraq plan, it can be summarized in one phrase: “Get out.” Of course, smart liberals, and my husband is very smart, know that “Get out” is neither an operational plan, nor a good one.Equally unsurprising is the fact that Barack Obama, a man who is rather strikingly uninformed about foreign affairs given the fact that he has voluntarily plunged into the center of political life during time of war, has exactly the same attitude. He too never looks beyond the liberal media world and, while perfectly ready to spell out the Bush administration’s past failures, is incapable of dealing with the current reality, which is that we’re in war in Iraq.