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in response to reader comment: It really ticks me off

Submitted by j davies (Sweden), Apr 6, 2006 at 11:26

I think you got some reasons for saying that the Americans are commiting horrific crimes against humanity under cover of 'democracy' and freedom. I think thats because we've disappointed the world. We were expected to do better than that what we've demonstrated over the past few years.

We used to think that America was the ideal nation. Ours was a country in which there was justice for all and our people showed us a generous spirit. That no longer seems to be the case. Whether it is true or not, the world now sees America as an arrogant bully, using its power to impose its will on other nations. We disappoint the world with what appears to be hypocrisy. We condemned Iraq for allegedly having weapons of mass destruction, while we Americans stockpiled thousands of nuclear bombs and huge supplies of materials for chemical and biological warfare. We're the only country in the world that used the atom bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and killed thousands and thousands of innocent lives.

We justifiably condemned Saddam Hussein for defying UN resolutions, yet we defied that same world body by invading Iraq.We claimed that Saddam Hussein was a sadistic tyrant who was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians and who tortured his prisoners, but we failed to recognize that in the course of the war in Iraq, we did the same things.We also are hated because non-Western nations consider America as a demonic influence, perverting their cultural traditions and values. There can be little doubt that Hollywood and American TV have promoted lifestyles of sexual promiscuity and violence, and have propagated a way of life that undercuts strong family commitments and the values of their religious institutions. Yeah, Extremely Innocent, we're not as innocent as we think we are.

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