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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:02 PM
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"Hughes: Fixing U.S. Image May Take Years"
WASHINGTON (AP) - It may take decades to change anti-American feelings around the world that have been aggravated by war in Iraq, U.S. policy toward Israel and America's "sex and violence" culture, the State Department official in charge of dealing with the U.S. image abroad said Thursday.

"The anti-Americanism, the concern around the world ... this ideological struggle, it's not going to change" quickly, Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It's going to be the work of years and maybe decades."

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Hughes said the three-year-old Iraq war "is the most recent excuse" for anti-American grievance in the Muslim world.

"Much of the world did not agree with our decision to go into Iraq," just as there is long-standing disagreement with U.S. support for Israel, Hughes said.

http://apnews1.iwon.com/article/20060928/D8KE43OG0.html
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:04 PM
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1. "Hughes: Fixing U.S. Image( which we destroyed) May Take Years"
:eyes: MKJ
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:05 PM
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2. So did you guys break it so you could have a job?
She's an idiot.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:05 PM
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3. Ya think, Karen? You're the one who's breaking it.
Please stop.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:06 PM
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4. No it will take decades, because American travesties will continue
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 05:06 PM by Rex
to happen in the future. Depleted uranium will be the gift that keeps on cursing for lifetimes.
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Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:18 PM
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11. Not to mention the two current generations of people...
who have had their lives ruined and will no doubt pass their sentiments onto future generations. I'm thinking centuries.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:05 PM
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17. Yes and if we don't help restore the power and water to Iraq
we can be guaranteed to be seen as horrible creatures for decades, as diseases set into urban areas. The longer we go on neglecting the federal infrastructures of Iraq and America, the longer by years it will take to 'fix' things and repair the damage we've sown. The response to Katrina still screws with my mind.
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thepurpose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:06 PM
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5. The ones who fucked it up should know, shouldn't they.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:07 PM
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6. "EXCUSE" for grievance????
Wow, amazing...

Now, that's the beginning to true peace-making..... :eyes:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:08 PM
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7. Tell Karen that actions not words make
an image.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:09 PM
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8. Don't you have a family to spend time with, you hack?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:11 PM
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9. *lol*
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:13 PM
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10. I can think of one thing that will "fix" the image of the US instantly...
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 05:13 PM by Rosco T.
IMPEACHMENT, REMOVAL FROM OFFICE and then hand the axis of weasles (Shrub, CrashCart, Rumsfart and Congasleeza) over to the Hague for trial.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:20 PM
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12. That's today's edition of "Theater of the Obvious."
Someone loan her $20 so she can purchase a clue.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:28 PM
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13. Cheer up, Karen
You've done such a good job so far, haven't you? :sarcasm:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:35 PM
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14. Yea Karen, attacking and occupying a sovereign nation gives an 'excuse'.
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 05:36 PM by spanone
A pretty fucking good excuse. You people are heartless and clueless.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:49 PM
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15. Jailng her fatass would be a start in the right direction.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:59 PM
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16. YEARS!?!?! We're talking GENERATIONS & DECADES!
It will also take that long to pay off the debts Cheney/Bush have incurred to provide bloated, blood-soaked war profits to themselves, their cronies and their corporations. The next two generations of Americans will die having suffered a much lower quality of life - higher taxes, lousier health care, crumbling infrastructure, lower incomes, lesser job opportunities, less affordable higher ed, crappier environment,etc. ALL THANKS TO THE FOOLS WHO VOTED FOR BUSH because "He's the kinda guy I'd like to have a beer with!" As if Bush would ever give them the time of day.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:12 PM
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18. The US, in my view, will not survive long enough to revive it's image
I feel that the amount of time it takes to revive America's image for things the federal government has done in previous decades and the current decade will take longer than the amount of time America will remain a superpower.

When that day comes in the following decades, Europe will no longer look to the US for leadership, and China will be the world's superpower.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:31 PM
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19. And of course, you and the kennebunkport hillibillies have NO
blame or responsibility for the hostility towards us. What a dumb ass.
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