Saturday, September 18, 2004

True or False?

"Never in the history of the United Nations have we faced so many opportunities to create a safer world by building a better world."

"For the sake of our common security, and for the sake of our common values, the international community must rise to this historic moment. And the United States is prepared to lead."
- George Bush in Radio address (via BBC News)

The claim seems dubious to me. It seems that, during the Clinton era, there were more oportunities, as was witnessed with the actions in Yugoslavia. With the continuous rise of terrorism and fundamentalism, it seems that we are now less safe. As for common values, it seems the concept behind those is being stretched, as more foreigners now regard the US with a wary eye than they did on the morning of 9/12.

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