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Originally posted by xpert11
It has been as established that the US has coped a lot of flak some of it deserved for Iraq , torture and other events that have happened post 9-11. Now there is a flip side to all of this which is that the positive policy's and influences should also be acknowledged as a sort of counter balance . I am no fan of the Bush admin but I do think that you can agree with the guy sometimes without being an active supporter .
First some people blindly defended the Bush admin and labelled anyone who was grounded in reality as being anti American . Now we have the opposite extreme of people going to any length to portray the US has evil and the bad guy . Amongst all of this people either forgot or over look the fact that the US regularly gives out humanity(SP?) aid after natural disasters world wide . Bush has also asked for more funding to help fight Aids in Africa . Bush is also a supporter of Free Trade as a way of lifting people out of poverty .
I am not saying that any of this entirely makes up for the Iraq misadventure and other things but people should bear in mind what I have mentioned when thinking about the US role in the world .