America is still a great country, and it would be
cruel to judge it by its patriots. I mean the sort of patriots
who think the way to express your love for this country is to insult other
Stick it where the bum hid his money, Jackie-boy. It was you and your frog princes who ruthlessly destroyed the possibility of a multilateral approach to dealing with Saddam Hussein by refusing to cooperate in any serious efforts to call the regime in Baghdad to account. It was you and your political pimps who split the Security Council in two, with France nobly defending the rights of dictators to die of old age on the Riviera.It gets even more rabid. The French are the parasites in Paris. They have never stood for human freedom. In World War II they didnt even fight to free themselves. Their opposition to the American war on Iraq was reflexive and irrational. They hate us because were us.
So what should we do now? We should make an example of France for the benefit of those countries that actively strive to frustrate our efforts to spread human rights and freedom. Far from seeking reconciliation with Paris, we should miss no opportunity anywhere, in any sphere, to rub French faces in the merde.
Peters isnt through yet.
France should be made to suffer, strategically and financially. The French stabbed us in the back. In response, we should skin them alive.First Baghdad, then Paris, Peters concludes.
Treachery? Perfidy? Stabbing us in the back? The French were quite open about opposing the war and about resisting the imperial arrogance shown by the Bush administration, an attitude displayed by Peters himself.
Makes you proud to be an American, doesnt it? No wonder this country is now feared and loathed around the world. And no wonder more and more Americans are looking for an alternative to George W. Bush.
Not only liberals but conservatives are feeling qualms about the reckless militarism that has passed, far too long, for conservatism. An older and truer breed of conservatism had deep reservations about trying to spread human rights and freedom by raw force.
Conservatism is where you find it. When Teddy Kennedy, the archliberal, charged that we were taken to war in Iraq by fraud, he was expressing the kind of skepticism about the uses of power we should be hearing from more conservatives. Liberals are also doing the work of conservatives when they denounce the staggering price of this ill-conceived war.
Granted, its incongruous (and funny) to see liberal Democrats in green eyeshades fretting about budget deficits like yesterdays Republicans, but thats two-party politics for you. When one party goes nuts, youre stuck with the other one. And if Ralph Peters is any indication, the Republicans have gone nuts.
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