Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Hating America: The Real Danger

Fareed Zakaria, writing in the latest "Foreign Policy" magazine, describes how Hating America is one of the world's most dangerous ideas. And, of course, the Bush Administration has greatly and needlessly exacerbated that hatred.

"Support for the United States has dropped dramatically since Bush rode into town. In 2000, for example, 75 percent of Indonesians identified themselves as pro-American. Today, more than 80 percent are hostile to Uncle Sam. When asked why they dislike the United States, people in other countries consistently cite Bush and his policies....By crudely asserting U.S. power and disregarding international institutions and alliances, the Bush administration has pulled the curtain on decades of diplomacy."


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