Americans for a day

Charles Krauthammer is at his very best in this piece from Time Magazine which explodes the myth that President Bush has “squandered the universal goodwill” that followed the attacks of Sept. 11. First, Krauthammer demonstrates that we had barely buried our 9/11 dead before the French, and much of the rest of the world, resumed the usual vilification of America. Second, and more fundamentally, Krauthammer argues:
“[I]t is unseemly, even pathetic, for the would-be leaders of a great power to pine for the pity gleaned on the day America lay bleeding and wounded. This is to carry into foreign policy a pathology of our domestic politics

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