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Submitted by gary fouse (United States), Jul 4, 2007 at 01:07

Dear Discouraged,

I don't want to say anything to disrespect you, your husband or your marriage, but I would like to address a few of your points. You don't seem to be very proud of your country.

I am also a person who has traveled the world, lived in other countries and married a person from another nation and culture. So please don't take this as the words of some xenophobe who hates other peoples-quite the opposite.

I am quite aware that our country is hated in much of the world as a direct result of our war on terror under George Bush. But why do so many people hate us? Was it because after 9-11, we didn't just sit around and soak up the world's sympathy and rely on the UN to pass resolutions to protect us from further attacks? Was it because, taking into consideration the unanaminous opinion of the world's intelligence agencies that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction (which were used against Iran and the Kurds in N Iraq), we decided (in a post 9-11 world) to take action against Saddam? Was it because we removed a murderous dictator and his 2 murderous sons and put an end to the rape rooms, mass graves and torture chambers giving the Iraqi people a chance to establish a decent free society? (Which they have thus far failed to do).

So now, we have pissed off the Euros, who were perfectly content to let Saddam remain in power as long as he paid them off with oil. The same Euros who came crying to us when the former Yugoslavia in their own back yard had to be dealt with.

It never ceases to amaze me that the same people worldwide who complain about America want to come to our country. When there is a natural disaster, the first people they call are the Americans. Remember the Tsunami in SE Asia not long ago? While the UN was having meetings and conferences trying to figure out what to do and where to get the money, we put the boots on the ground and distributed the aid.

I realize that there have been intemperate remarks made on this site. But have you ever stopped to think that the phenomena of Islamic terrorism has outraged people? Remember, 9-11, the 7-7-05 attacks in London, the beheadings, the suicide bombings, the hateful speeches of Imams living in the West against the very society they live in-I could go on and on. Of course, we are questioning the true nature of Islam. I know that there are many decent Muslims who just want to live their lives in peace, but who will deal with the haters and the murderers who do their deeds in the name of Islam? The fact is that Muslims worldwide have to clean up their own back yard.

Don't be so hard on your country and the American people. We did not start this war. We are not haters, but we will not submit (in spite of the best efforts of the politically correct liberals) to fanatics and killers.

Gary Fouse

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