Not just muslims who hate the Americans.
Anyone that wants peace and not a dictator country pretending to be everyones friend. Trying to hide behind the pretence that they are fighting terrorism.
I won't stop hating the Usa until Bush goes.
Picking up what you said Mark, one of the concerns of the past has been that the US would retreat into isolationism, and I have just picked this up from a US contact, which gives an interesting angle on where some of them are coming from - can you validate it FleetfanUSA?
"Message from the American people to Robin Williams – US Ambassador to the United Nations
What we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message:
The Robin William's plan :
“ I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace.
So, here's my plan.
1.) The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past & present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Noriega, Milosevic and the rest of those 'good ole boys,' We will never interfere" again.
2.) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there. Instead we will station troops at all our borders and have have nobody sneaking through holes in the fence.
3.) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are. France would probably welcome them.
4.) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation will be allowed in. If you don't like life where you are, work to change it yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need any more cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.
5.) No foreign "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby!!
6.) The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy wise. This will include developing nonpolluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribouwill have to cope for a while.
7.) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go some place else. They can go somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of their wells filling up all the storage sites would be enough.)
8.) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world,we will not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if anything.
9.) Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island some place. We don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.
10.) All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, noone can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer. The Language we speak is ENGLISH
ahem) ..LEARN IT...or LEAVE... Now, isn't that a winner of a plan?
The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.'
She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'"
Another interesting fact I picked up today some time in the next ten years the world's biggest economies will be 1 China, 2 USA, 3 India...that takes a bit of thinking about....