French prestige is skyrocketing as leader of the rest of the world. I'm no fan of the French, and believe they helped get us in this mess by not be tougher with Iraq in the 90s. Now, they are the leader and most of the rest of the world is giving them more respect than the U.S.
Why? The U.S. is not being honest, and this is obvious to the rest of the world, if not to us. Here are 4 examples of what I'm talking about:
1. Claims that Iraq is tied to 9/11 & Al Qaeda. Bush has cried "Wolf", where no wolf is present.
2. Nukes. Iraq is not developing them, in spite of what Bush says.
3. Democracy. If we are really in favor of democracy, we might pay some attention to world opinion.
4. U.N. We (U.S.) have ignored Israel's defiance of U.N. for 30+ years.
It is becoming increasingly and distressingly clear that, however justified the coming war with Iraq may be, the Bush administration is in no shape—diplomatically, politically, or intellectually—to wage it or at least to settle its aftermath. It is hard to remember when, if ever, the United States has so badly handled a foreign-policy crisis or been so distrusted by so many friends and foes as a result.
Before you go, just remember who liberated Bosnia and stopped the Genocide.......
It wasn't the EUROPEANS, WHO'S ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY WAS IGNORED. DISGRACEFUL !!!!!
DISGRACEFUL EUROPEANS !!!!!
A little historical perspective:
Goldenheart: How many revolutionary wars can America win without calling on the French for military help and material assistance?
ANSWER: WHO KNOWS BECAUSE IT HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED.
All you France bashers, think about this.
The United States deals with Red China, we don't call it that anymore, why? We are supporting China against a truly democratic country, Taiwan.
We've given China "most favored nation" status, what do you think the people of Taiwan should think about us?
We're in it for the money, human rights and democracies mean nothing if it gets in the way of business for us, and it's the same for other countries.
The French are doing the same to us as we to the Taiwanese, and we don't like it.
Kind of hypocritical huh?
If you felt that i was bashing you i apologise. I live in Belgium. Witch is also a nice place to live, according to all americans that i've spoked. We're also free, you know.
This is my last post for today i have to go. See you another day.
Re to: haerts
"i don't dare to say."
That is why USA and freedom is the best. Here we can say what we what, and the military will send men to die to protect that right to say. (even if you hate them)
Sorry about the country you are in.