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Friday, February 24, 2006

Hate, and the World Hates with You

George Bush hates, and America hates with him. America hates, and hatred roils the world. Says columnist Mark Morford:

We are, right now, the biggest brute in the sandbox, taunting everyone to a fight and drawing the world more and more into our bilious screw-you, kill-'em-all attitude, even as we suffer cultural asthma and our national infrastructure crumbles and our hospitals fail and school systems collapse and our coffers are bled dry by the most corrupt and irresponsible federal administration in your lifetime.

In short, we make it more OK for the rest of the world to rage, despoil, hate. We set the tone. We're not merely tormenting unfriendly nations, we're actively messing with them, rigging their political systems and steamrolling their beliefs. We are, by way of toxic foreign policy and a mad rush to war and a leader who is about as world-wise and savvy as a trailer hitch, making the world a nastier place in which to live.

Read the rest. It's worth your time.


Anonymous said...

If there's any left, it really is time for some cooler heads in Washington to speak up. If Bush wished to do so, there are no lack of things he can do to lower tensions in the world.

Anonymous said...

I agree, there is too much hatred in the world. We need more love in the world. People who love don't invade other countries or blow up car bombs.

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