What % of the world is offended or worse?

  1. http://www.gvnews.net/html/Crisis/gvabs091.html

    By Ian Williams
    GVNews.Net Crisis Capsule

    World Roots for a Blood-Thirsty Tyrant

    Saddam Hussein is an evil dictator, whose passing should be mourned by no one. Nothing could be more telling about the record of President George W. Bush than that worldwide, at the beginning of the Twenty-first Century, people worldwide are praying for the success of the only leader ever to use chemical weapons against civilians, and who had active plans to unleash anthrax and botulinin on others. No wonder W. was in the Skull & Bones fraternity at Yale.

    NEW YORK, Mar 24, 2003 -- So much for winning the Cold War. So much for the War on Terror. A poll this weekend showed that 80 percent of Russians wanted Iraq to win. Polls across the Arab world show the same, and it is likely that in much of the world outside the Western democracies there would be similar numbers rooting for the victory of a blood-thirsty tyrant and certified aggressor.
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    The worldwide coalition engaged in the War on Terror after 9-11 is dead, kaput, strangled and dismembered by the Bush Administration, which has created a worldwide reservoir of passive, and quite possibly active, support for future anti-American deeds. Frighteningly, the President may have unleashed a worldwide shock wave of nationalism, in which people no longer notice atrocities as long as they are perpetrated against the "other," let alone the "enemy."

    This is NOT a matter for gloating by anti-war protestors. Those Russians cheering on the Iraqis also cheered on atrocities by their armed forces against the Chechens. Chinese outraged at the bombing of Baghdad are insouciant about what happens to the Tibetans or the Uighurs. Many of the Arabs demonstrating would have applauded suicide bombers blowing up busloads of Israelis. Add to that the Americans who are rightly appalled at images of airliners plunging into New York buildings, but who will cheer at pictures of Cruise missiles hitting Baghdad.
    Thanks to George Bush and his entourage, we are seeing a reversion to barbarism of the kind that George Orwell saw happening and which depressed him into writing "1984,"in which crowds cheer atrocities on screen.

    The President has lied in true Orwellian fashion, both to the public and to the U.S. Congress, with his assertion that the action against Iraq is because of Baghdad's support and aid for September 11. It is an assertion that has gained by its Big Brother-style repetition with the American people even as it strained what little credibility the U.S. case had abroad. Even Tony Blair was too embarrassed to buy that one.
    In doing so, Bush has not only desecrated the memory of the 3,000 innocents who died that day, he has broken whatever consensus there was for a worldwide struggle against its emulation by other terrorists.

    We may add that as collateral damage, he has strafed what passes for journalism in the U.S. where TV coverage is regularly emblazoned, "America Fights Back," or "The War against Terror." In stark contrast, Canadian Television has "The Attack on Iraq."
    Saddam Hussein is an evil dictator, whose passing should be mourned by no one. Nothing could be more telling about the record of President George W. Bush than that worldwide, at the beginning of the Twenty-first Century, people worldwide are praying for the success of the only leader ever to use chemical weapons against civilians, and who had active plans to unleash anthrax and botulinin on others. No wonder W. was in the Skull & Bones fraternity at Yale.
    Globalvision News Network, 2003 (www.gvnews.net).
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   fergus51
    That is crazy! I understand those who oppose the war, but wanting SH to stay in power? I would think anyone with a brain would see that as the only really good thing about this mess.
  4. by   memphispanda
    It's a very biased article with bogus information. For starters, Bush's reasons for going to war have little to do with September 11th, and a lot to do with posession of arms Iraq was told to get rid of (by the UN, not the US).
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    I think a lot of people in this world do not have access to the truth. Many do Hate the USA for irrational reasons. Plenty believe bogus information.

    Any ideas on counteracting it?
    Is the alternative to changing opinion more terrorist acts?
  6. by   VickyRN
    Any ideas on counteracting it?
    The only thing that truly works... PRAYER.
  7. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    I think a lot of people in this world do not have access to the truth. Many do Hate the USA for irrational reasons. Plenty believe bogus information.

    I agree with you here
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    Originally posted by memphispanda
    It's a very biased article with bogus information. For starters, Bush's reasons for going to war have

    little to do with September 11th,

    and a lot to do with posession of arms Iraq was told to get rid of (by the UN, not the US).
    Not what I remember from the State of the Union Address or the Secretary of State at the UN.

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