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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 07:02 PM
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They could start by ending the occupations of other people's
countries, stop building military bases around the globe. End US support for brutal dictators like Karamov of Uzbekistan and start taking care of this country's needs. Then, as the Egyptian revolutionaries asked Hillary Clinton for, apologize to those nations whose brutal regimes we supported for so long which led to all of our problems in one way or another. We created the monster we just killed. But we take no responsibility for our own actions. We are always the victims.

And to the Iraqi people, I don't think if we lived for a thousand years, we could make up for the harm that has done to that country.

We are not popular around the world. We can sit here in our bubble telling ourselves we are the 'good guys' chanting our patriotic slogans, and there was a time when the world would have agreed. But that is not the case anymore. OBL was an religious extremist and no doubt not completely sane, but the US cannot go on pretending that it has not given people cause to hate us.

We see what our support for the dictators, Mubarak, Ben Ali among others has done to the people of those nations. They want us to acknowledge our role in their oppression. So, I would probably start with cutting off the funding we are sending to all of our dictator 'friends' as a gesture showing that we are beginning to get it, that we are in no way blameless for the current state we are in.

But we won't do any of that. The only thing this country knows is violence. Which is probably why we have more of an affinity with violent, brutal and ruthless dictators like Karamov than we do with true democratic leaders.

But I can dream ~
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