Originally posted by Dreamz
Ive come to realize that the world in majority really despises America.
I really think that's an inaccurate generalization. America commands a lot of genuine respect around the world. It's a part
of its current
policies that many people around the globe find themsleves in deep diagreement with.
Every other comment in the news is a anti-America remark from foriegn leaders to citizens.
Again, I think it's oversimplification. The new nations of the EU (east european) are extremely pro-American, and that birngs up an important point.
The US wants influence in the European affairs, and there is also political competition between Germany, France and the new countries, and of course
Britain. It's just complex politics. Bulgaria can say they 100% approve of the US policies because they simply are sucking up to the US. Britain
insists on a special relationship with the US.
Most if not all of "Anti American" stuff you refer to is actually anti Bush anyway.
we fund governments almost entirely from Iraq, to Afghanistan to the people of Palestine and the Israeli's.
Iraq: it's a puppet govt and it receives $ from its master
Palestine: its people lives in open air detention areas and the money is probably just embezzled by some corrupt Palestinian officers
Israel: The Israeli govt is not paid by the US directly but receives military aid. That must be stopped.
I just mentioned these because I disagree with that part of your argument.
Do we not have the right to protect our citizens any way we see fit, even if it happens to be a mistake in the "initial reasons"?
"See fit" implies sovereignty or internationally recognized legitimacy over the area where you operate. If you dont' have either, then no, you
don't have the right.
Are we hated because of all the people we free'd throughout history, or is it because of the people we didnt free?
I think you are fooling yourself here about that liberation process. Look at OBL, he was funded by the US under pretense of fighting for the Afghani
freedom against the Soviets. The US knew full well what this person was.
The nation of Panama was created under Teddy's Roosevelt supervision, and you can also construe it as liberation from Colombia, unless you relaize
that in fact the US needed the channel.
The Vietnam war was again a proxy war against the Soviets.
Wherever you look, the US looked after it's own imperial interests in all these "freedom" wars, and while I'm not saying this wrong, you should
reassess your perception of the selfless US fighting wars for somebody else's benefit.
Why is it that everyone feels the need to criticize the USA?
I have a guess: because it's policies are unjust?