Thursday, September 14, 2006

BOB HERBERT: The Stranger in the Mirror

This is not the country in which I grew up, that's for sure.

What has become of that country?

Welcome to Pottersville: BOB HERBERT: The Stranger in the Mirror:

The invasion of Iraq marked the beginning of the change in the American character. During the Cuban missile crisis, when the hawks were hot for bombing, or an invasion, Robert Kennedy counseled against a U.S. first strike. That's not something the U.S. would do, he said.

Fast-forward 40 years or so and not only does the U.S. launch an unprovoked invasion and occupation of a small nation, Iraq, but it does so in response to an attack inside the U.S. that the small nation had nothing to do with.

Who are we?

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