We flaunt our superpoower status with arrogance. We treat UN Security Council members like ingrates who offend our princely dignity by lifting their heads from the carpet. Valuable alliances are split. After war has ended, the United States will have to rebuild much more than the country of Iraq. We will have to rebuild America's image around the globe.
Relations are at an all-time low. The French view us as a bunch of fat, simplistic, SUV-driving, gum-chewing, gun-shooting, mall-dwelling, John Wayne cowboys who put ketchup on everything we eat, including breath mints. Whereas we view the French as a bunch of snotty, hygiene-impaired, pseudo-intellectual, snail-slurping weenies whose sole military accomplishment in the past 100 years was inventing the tasseled combat boot.
The Bush doctrine is built on two pillars: first, the US will do everything in its power to maintain unquestioned military supremacy; second, it arrogates the right to pre-emptive action.
The Bush Doctrine is grounded in the belief that international relations are relations of power. This belief is not entirely false but it exaggerates one aspect of realitymilitary powerat the exclusion of others. This does not sit well with most Irish.
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Suggested name: "sad eyes"
|I chose this color because it's the color of my ex-boyfriend's eyes... I miss him|
We don't believe this to be a coincidence." - Jeremy S. Anderson