02 February 2004

Squandered International Goodwill

The .:Boston Globe:. reports:
Last month in Lahore, Pakistan, a two-day meeting of Muslim clerics to celebrate the centenary of Maulana Maududi, founder of Jamaat-I-Islami, speaker after speaker spoke of a Muslim world under attack and siege, saying that Bush's call for democracy was a cover for imperialistic designs to undermine Islam and spread Western culture.
Their suspicions are dead on accurate. The .:Project for The New American Century:. lists as one of its principles:
• we need to accept responsibility for America's unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.
Sadly, many unthinking Americans see nothing wrong with trying to remake the entire world in our image. That is why, in spite of the absence of the ballyhooed WMD, there are still so many American cheerleaders for the war in Iraq.

One day they'll realize,we cannot take on the world.

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