America’s “Friendly” Allies

by | Jan 27, 2003

On the eve of its planned war against the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, the United States — led by President Bush — is once again hesitating. Why? Because Russia, France and Germany have declared that they won’t like us and will call us mean if we attack the obviously ruthless and dangerous dictatorship of Iraq. […]

On the eve of its planned war against the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, the United States — led by President Bush — is once again hesitating.

Why?

Because Russia, France and Germany have declared that they won’t like us and will call us mean if we attack the obviously ruthless and dangerous dictatorship of Iraq.

It should come as no surprise that even our traditional “allies” — France and Germany — are against us. It’s not merely that they’re unsupportive. These countries have become so socialist, so anti-capitalist, and so anti-individualist that they now loathe the United States and everything it represents. Their opposition to our attacking Iraq — or any enemy of freedom and civilization — was both logical and inevitable given what they have become. Their hatred of freedom and capitalism now decisively outweighs their dislike of a tyrant like Saddam Hussein.

This is what nobody is seeing. The obsession right now is on what our “allies” think. The hard reality is something that can no longer be evaded: our allies are no longer allies. The United States is still essentially a free country. France and Germany have gone so far adrift into welfare state socialism that they now can’t help but sympathize with our obvious enemies. (Russia, which will probably always be socialist and fascist, never was a friend).

In reality, freedom (or its remnants, still found in the USA) is still so much more powerful than the stupid, weak and pathetic form of socialism which now dominates Europe that it can beat a dictator like Hussein with one hand tied behind its back.

It’s time to stop listening to our “friends” in Europe, start facing the fact that they are no friends of ours, and let the next stage of the war against terrorist nations begin.

Dr. Michael Hurd is a psychotherapist, columnist and author of "Bad Therapy, Good Therapy (And How to Tell the Difference)" and "Grow Up America!" Visit his website at: www.DrHurd.com.

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