Saturday, July 08, 2006

America The Not So Hated II

In my last post "America the Not So Hated" I briefly analyzed eight elections that took place across the Free World from 2004 to 2006. In this supposedly anti-American world, the score went thus- victory for 5 Pro-American Conservatives, two Liberals who promise friendly relations with America (one of these was Tony Blair, a loyal friend of the US) and one Anti-American Liberal, Zapatera of Spain, who was given the 2004 election by the 3-11 'al-Qaeda Madrid attacks.

I extend my apologies to John Howard, who I neglected to mention. He is the Conservative Prime Minister of Australia, a good friend of President Bush and America, who won re-election in 2004. He had faced off against a venomous pro-Islamofascist appeasement Laborite. His opponent had promised to withdraw Australia's troops from Iraq. Perhaps the Bali nightclub bombing taught the Austalian people the folly of appeasement. A footnote in the 2004 Australian election is that John Kerry's sister proved to be as big a traitor as her brother. She went Down Under to stump for the Anti-American candidate against Howard, our friend.

The truth about Anti-Americanism in Europe is that in most NATO countries back in the Cold War Era, 10-20% of the population were Communists or fellow travellers. In most cases these people call themselves something different since 1989, but they haven't changed who they are or what they believe in. These people didn't get angry at America for invading Iraq. They got angry at us for daring to stand up to their beloved USSR and win. There is nothing America can do to please these people. Anything America does to protect itself, like waging the War on Terror, will draw their ire. And these Socialists can easily call on thousands for their rent-a-mob demonstrations. And then the Liberal Media portrays it like we are making these people mad all of sudden by our Iraq policy. If you watch these demonstrations closely on tv you can see things like streaming red banners of socialism and portraits of Stalin. All very illuminating about the so-called "Anti-War" Movement.

As I acknowledged in my first post, there is widespread Anti-Americanism in the Middle East. Obviously. But there is also more Pro-Americanism than the Liberal Media will report. Most young Iranians favor restoring friendly relations with the US. Most Iraqis participated in their young republic's electoral process, embracing American-style republicanism. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, under US influence, are turning their once absolutist monarchies into more Parliamentary style systems. Egyptians are calling for a full republic like they have in Iraq. The Lebanese took heart from the US presence in Iraq to rise up and throw the Syrians out after thirty years of occupation. Even some who had once harshly criticized America now expressed their gratitude to it. The very opposite of what Liberals are saying (that our presence in Iraq is increasing Anti-American sentiment). There are more than a few Middle Easterners who are friends of the republican form of government. And developments in Iraq are quite pleasing to these people. Yes, there are also many friends of tyranny friends of tyranny in the Middle East. These people agree with Liberals.

I hear a lot of people saying that the US is hated around the world. There is no denying that we have many enemies. But these have always been there, from one end of Eurasia to the other. They've hated us ever since we decided to oppose Stalin and his clients back in 1946. We don't have any new enemies since 2003. As a matter of fact, thanks to the Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy in Iraq, we have thousands upon thousands fewer foes! God Bless them and God Bless the USA!