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that's unkind. I'd agree that there is a huge disconnection between American public's view of the disinterested benevolence of its activities and the actual motivations of those who set policy.

AS George H Bush found out in Dubai, even those who are considered to be "beneficiaries" of the system understand that policy is enacted to benefit american corporates, which are beholden to none in their rapacious greed.

The result is that all activities are sold to the american public as being pro-democratic, and with the US msm in its current state how could anyone know differently, whilst every time the affected country suffers. It was Truman who said of the original Samoza in Nicaragua, "he may be a bastard, but he's ourt bastard". This cynicism suggests that US policy is to let their bastards do what they want domestically, so long as the corporates get to come in and pick the bones clean.

And btw I consider myself a true friend of America, one prepared to be honest and criticise.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Nov 25th, 2006 at 10:17:49 AM EST
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