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The Ultimate War Goal?

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Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), May 6, 2003 at 09:57

After WWII, America was a blessing for the whole world. And it was acclaimed as such (nearly) everywhere. Today, after the Cold War, 9/11, the Taliban, and Iraq, America still is a blessing for the whole world, actually. But fewer seem to be able to recognize it as such. In the perception of many, the US has become an arrogant and hegemonic Empire. Obviously, people are expecting more from the US than what it is delivering.

Why?

Anyway, it would be too bad if this projection, this delusion affecting so many people, could grow further. I don’t think that America *has* to become some white knight saving the world in order to prove its legitimacy as the sole superpower left. But I see that it *should* do it, all the same. And, now that China is running after the moon, what has America’s better to do?
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