Three years ago, after 9/11, the entire world was in support of the United States
If by support the Star Ledger has in mind the type of support shown by say, Le Monde in its famous September 12, 2001 editorial by Jean-Marie Colombani, We Are All Americans”, I dare suggest to NJ’s largest newspaper the following: The support never was there in the first place.
The Colombani editorial, if you bother to read it, says, essentially, that “we are all Americans, and must blame ourselves for having brought this on” — in his own words,
But the reality is perhaps also that of an America whose own cynicism has caught up with. If Bin Laden, as the American authorities seem to think, really is the one who ordered the Sept. 11 attacks, how can we fail to recall that he was in fact trained by the CIA and that he was an element of a policy, directed against the Soviets, that the Americans considered to be wise? Might it not then have been America itself that created this demon?
The Star Ledger’s deluded itself into thinking that “old Europe”, as they call France and Germany, “surely would be more willing to consider assisting in the rebuilding of Iraq with George Bush gone”. If the scenario that Dr. Krauthammer discussed last Friday were to be on the table, possibly. Barring that, had the SL’s editors bothered to read/watch the French newspapers/TV for the past five years (yes, five — attitudes haven’t improved in all that time), they would realize that, surely, they won’t.