[FoRK] What Americans Do...

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Tue Jan 4 20:42:25 PST 2005

Isn't that the cost of doing business? :-)

You have to remember that the politicians are used to taking credit for 
anything good, regardless of their part.

Still, WWII would have turned out much more poorly without the US so 
that's not proving your point.

The kind of summary that we should have learned in school:


Owen Byrne wrote:

> Ah Colin you make me laugh....
> Just like WW1, WW2, Yugoslavia, Somalia etc. etc. what Americans do is 
> get dragged into doing good by the rest of the world,  kicking and 
> screaming all the way. And then they take ALL the credit.
> Owen
> http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/01/04/asia.quake/index.html
>  Powell: U.S. values in action
> *JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has 
> said the United States is throwing its financial and military weight 
> into southern Asian relief efforts not to gain favor in the Islamic 
> world but because it's what Americans do.*
> The opportunity for Muslims to see "American values in action" is a 
> welcome byproduct, he said.



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