Hat tip: Chaim Ben Pesach
Thomas Friedman is a columnist for that left wing rag, The New York Times. He’s also a self-hating liberal Jew, who believes that the West Bank and Gaza belong to the Arabs. And he’s quite the suck-up as well!
In his most recent op-ed, Friedman gushes over how an Obama Presidency would make the the Middle East rogue states once again like America.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Democrats’ nomination of Obama as their candidate for president has done more to improve America’s image abroad — an image dented by the Iraq war, President Bush’s invocation of a post-9/11 “crusade,” Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo Bay and the xenophobic opposition to Dubai Ports World managing U.S. harbors — than the entire Bush public diplomacy effort for seven years.
Yes, all of this Obama-mania is excessive and will inevitably be punctured should he win the presidency and start making tough calls or big mistakes. For now, though, what it reveals is how much many foreigners, after all the acrimony of the Bush years, still hunger for the “idea of America” — this open, optimistic, and, indeed, revolutionary, place so radically different from their own societies.
In his history of 19th-century America, “What Hath God Wrought,” Daniel Walker Howe quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson as telling a meeting of the Mercantile Library Association in 1844 that “America is the country of the future. It is a country of beginnings, of projects, of vast designs and expectations.”
That’s the America that got swallowed by the war on terrorism. And it’s the America that many people want back. I have no idea whether Obama will win in November. Whether he does or doesn’t, though, the mere fact of his nomination has done something very important. We’ve surprised ourselves and surprised the world and, in so doing, reminded everyone that we are still a country of new beginnings.
What is it will these liberals who are obsessed with the rest of the world “liking” America? It’s as if they equate being the leader of the free world with being the high school prom queen.
But what I want to know once and for all is which country, or countries, do they want to like America, and why?
Is it the cheese eating, surrender monkey French? The Germans, who started two World Wars, and who invented high tech genocide? Could it be the Brits, with their socialized health care system, whose country is being taken over by Islamo-nutters? Or could it just be all of Europe, whose governments basically served up their Jews on a silver platter to the Nazis during War War II, and who are now allowing themselves to become Third World Muslim welfare states?
If it’s not Europe, could it be the many Muslim rogue states, where honor killings and female circumcision are the norm (not to mention Islamos constantly killing each other)?
Or could it be any of the African countries with their starving, AIDS infected populations, and their corrupt dictators?
How about Mexico, whose only exports are illegal aliens, and oil? Or perhaps some of the corrupt Central/South American countries? How about Canada, Australia and New Zealand? (Somehow I think the liberals will exclude Australia, since that government is showing some backbone when it comes to Third World immigration.)
Could it be Russia? What about China, Japan, and other Asian countries?
The fact is, liberals are ashamed when America flexes her muscles. The only use they have for our military is to facilitate America being the Sugar Daddy of the world.