Friday, September 01, 2006

Bush World Decider

Judge, jury and hangman.

According to John R. Hamilton, a 35-year veteran with the U.S. Foreign Service, that about sums up how other countries view our judgmental foreign policy by "report card." (Washington Post)

Other countries resent our moralistic, bullying ways. "Each year we issue detailed human rights reports on every country in the world..." after having judged them on everything from their efforts to fight illegal drugs, protection of intellectual property, and labor rights to respect for religious freedom.

And this is just the start of the hurdles set up for other countries to get over if they want to avoid our "watch list," sanctions, or worse.

While the quest for world improvement may be worthy.... the "tolerance of other societies for being publicly judged by the United States has reached its limits."

Can you blame them? Our skirts aren't clean.

Under the Bush administration we have abandoned our pro-active environmental protection leadership, legitimized torture, engaged in wars of choice and dictated sexual mores.

The Bush administration attitude of "Our way or the highway" has turned former allies against us and fueled anti-American sentiment at a time when a united front against terrorism and nuclear proliferation is vital.

I love my country. I don't love what the Bush bully boys have made of it.

Let's take our country back..... November.

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