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Continuing Saga of the Ugly American

Posted by Rick · February 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment

A new blog — the link for which was sent to me by Steve Malm — calls itself “Real Clear Politics.” I’m not sure what the name is supposed to mean. Are there tons of blogs out there with unclear politics or something?

Anyway, one of the articles I read this morning said:

It’s hard for the average American to comprehend either the depth or the scope of anti-Americanism in the global press and just how much our image suffers as a result of the tactics routinely employed by the likes of Der Spiegel. — Tom Bevan, “Der Spiegel’s Shame” (February 24, 2006) The RCP Blog.

So there you have it. If you’re going to criticize America for doing things no civilized country should do, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Categories: The U.S. & The World


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  • 1 Bob // Feb 27, 2006 at 8:00 am

    In Dubai, the Gulf News reminded readers that “Americans…are protectionist by nature” and that they “abhor the idea of their ‘cherished institutions’ being in the hands of ‘foreigners’ of any persuasion.” The paper recalled “the furor that was created when Japan first started investing in American industry and real estate, and the efforts made by some politicians to curtail Japan.” Washington’s objection to DP World’s proposed purchase of P&O represents “an ignorant mix of anti-Arab sentiment, anti-any foreigner feeling, terroris[m] panic and domestic point-scoring” the newspaper scoffed. It noted that Americans will have “nothing to fear” if the deal goes through, “as the security record for…ports under the control of DP World is second to none.”

    Saudi Arabia’s Arab News assailed U.S. politicians’ criticism of the takeover deal as “bigoted nonsense that once again raises the deeply objectionable notion that all Muslims are terrorists.” It noted that “any attempt to stop the free movement of investment capital would probably run afoul of [World Trade Organization] rules,” and that, so far, unlike the chorus of criticism coming from the U.S., there have been no “protests from authorities in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, India, Australia, Germany, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic – all countries in which DP World [already] operates.”

    Source: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/indexn?blogid=15

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