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Being Number 1 has its consequences

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Submitted by David J. Buckner (United States), Mar 22, 2003 at 22:48

Why can't the citizens of the "international community" view the unfolding conflict between Islamic extremism, rogue governtments, state-sponsored terrorism vs. democracy, capitalism, and freedom of expression (typlified by the USA ) the same way we do? How is it that those countries we have traditionally called "allies" have fallen by the wayside in our time of need and contributed to America's perceived diplomatic failure at the UN? The answer is simple: in just over 200 years the United States has become the most powerful and economically successful nation in the history of mankind. The result? A mixture of resent, envy and suspicion in the eyes of people who believe we must be dealing from the bottom of the deck in order to get to this place in history with such rapidity.
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