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    Sep 2002

    Default Thought this was a nice sum up of all the hatred twords the US...

    I recieved this e-mail the other day and thought i would share with everybody I am glad to hear some people are with us on the War against our great nation.. this to me makes me feel good to be part of our wonderful nation...

    From the London Daily Mirror

    No matter what your views on President Bush's statement of upcoming war,
    this, from an English journalist, is very interesting. God bless America
    Just a word of background, for those of you who aren't familiar with
    the UK's Daily Mirror. This is a notoriously left-wing daily that is
    normally not supportive of the Colonials across the Atlantic.


    Tony Parsons Daily Mirror September 11, 2002

    ONE year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting -- the
    mass murder of thousands, live on television. As a lesson in the
    pitiless cruelty of the human race, September 11 was up there with Pol
    Pot's mountain of skulls in Cambodia, or the skeletal bodies
    stacked like garbage in the Nazi concentration camps.
    An unspeakable act so cruel, so calculated and so
    utterly merciless that surely the world could agree on
    one thing - nobody deserves this fate. Surely there
    could be consensus: the victims were truly innocent,
    the perpetrators truly evil.

    But to the world's eternal shame, 9/11 is increasingly
    seen as America's comeuppance. Incredibly,
    anti-Americanism has increased over the last year.
    There has always been a simmering resentment to the
    USA in this country - too loud, too rich, too full of themselves and so
    much happier than Europeans - but it has become an epidemic. And it
    seems incredible to me. More than that, it turns my stomach.

    America is this country's greatest friend and our
    staunchest ally. We are bonded to the US by culture,
    language and blood. A little over half a century ago,
    around half a million Americans died for our freedoms,
    as well as their own. Have we forgotten so soon? And
    exactly a year ago, thousands of ordinary men, women
    and children - not just Americans, but from dozens of countries - were
    butchered by a small group of religious fanatics. Are we so quick to
    betray them?

    What touched the heart about those who died in the
    twin towers and on the planes was that we recognized
    them. Young fathers and mothers, somebody's son and
    somebody's daughter, husbands and wives, and children,
    some unborn.

    And these people brought it on themselves? And their
    nation is to blame for their meticulously planned

    These days you don't have to be some dust-encrusted
    nut job in Kabul or Karachi or Finsbury Park to see
    America as the Great Satan. The anti- American
    alliance is made up of self-loathing liberals who
    blame the Americans for every ill in the Third World,
    and conservatives suffering from power-envy, bitter
    that the world's only superpower can do what it likes
    without having to ask permission.

    The truth is that America has behaved with enormous
    restraint since September 11.

    Remember, remember.

    Remember the gut-wrenching tapes of weeping men
    phoning their wives to say, "I love you," before they
    were burned alive.

    Remember those people leaping to their deaths from the
    top of burning skyscrapers.

    Remember the hundreds of firemen buried alive.
    Remember the smiling face of that beautiful little
    girl who was on one of the planes with her mum.

    Remember, remember - and realize that America has
    never retaliated for 9/11 in anything like the way it could have.

    So a few al-Qaeda tourists got locked without a trial
    in Camp X-ray? Pass the Kleenex...

    So some Afghan wedding receptions were shot up after
    they merrily fired their semi-automatics in a sky full
    of American planes? A shame, but maybe next time they
    should stick to confetti.

    AMERICA could have turned a large chunk of the world
    into a parking lot. That it didn't is a sign of
    strength. American voices are already being raised
    against attacking Iraq - that's what a democracy is
    for. How many in the Islamic world will have a
    minute's silence for the slaughtered innocents of
    9/11? How many Islamic leaders will have the guts to
    say that the mass murder of 9/11 was an abomination?

    When the news of 9/11 broke on the West Bank, those freedom-loving
    Palestinians were dancing in the street. America watched all of that -
    and didn't push the button. We should thank the stars that America is
    the most powerful nation in the world. I still find it incredible that
    9/11 did not provoke all-out war. Not a "war on terrorism." A real war.

    The fundamentalist dudes are talking about "opening the gates of hell," if
    America attacks Iraq. Well, America could have opened
    the gates of hell like you wouldn't believe.

    The US is the most militarily powerful nation that
    ever strode the face of the earth. The campaign in
    Afghanistan may have been less than perfect and the
    planned war on Iraq may be misconceived.

    But don't blame America for not bringing peace and
    light to these wretched countries. How many
    democracies are there in the Middle East, or in the
    Muslim world? You can count them on the fingers of one
    hand - assuming you haven't had any chopped off for
    minor shoplifting.

    I love America, yet America is hated. I guess that
    makes me Bush's poodle. But I would rather be a dog in
    New York City than a Prince in Riyadh. Above all,
    America is hated because it is what every country
    wants to be - rich, free, strong, open, optimistic.
    Not ground down by the past, or religion, or some
    caste system. America is the best friend this country
    ever had and we should start remembering that.

    Or do you really think the USA is the root of all
    evil? Tell it to the loved ones of the men and women
    who leaped to their death from the burning towers.
    Tell it to the nursing mothers whose husbands died on
    one of the hijacked planes, or were ripped apart in a collapsing
    skyscraper. And tell it to the hundreds of young widows whose husbands
    worked for the New York Fire Department.

    To our shame, George Bush gets a worse press than
    Saddam Hussein. Once we were told that Saddam gassed
    the Kurds, tortured his own people and set up
    rape-camps in Kuwait. Now we are told he likes Quality
    Street. Save me the orange center, oh mighty one!

    Remember, remember, September 11.

    One of the greatest atrocities in human history was
    committed against America.

    No, do more than remember. Never forget.
    There's an old saying around the firehouse."You
    don't have to watch your back, because you know someone else is watching it for you"

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    TONY BLAIR: "Yes, whatever the technical or legal issues about the declaration of war, the fact is that we are at war with terrorism. What happened on Tuesday was an attack not just upon the United States but upon the civilised world. The thousands of people that lost their lives, included nationals of many, many countries probably two, three hundred people from Britain will have died in that terrorist attack makes it in fact the worst terrorist attack on British citizens that there has been since the Second World War. So this is a situation that concerns us all. Our own interests are intimately engaged, quite apart from the fact that in these times its important that America realises that her friends right round the world stand with her."
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