THE Archbishop of Canterbury has said that the United States wields its power in a way that is worse than Britain during its imperial heyday.
Rowan Williams claimed that America’s attempt to intervene overseas by “clearing the decks” with a “quick burst of violent action” had led to “the worst of all worlds”.
In a wide-ranging interview with a British Muslim magazine, the Anglican leader linked criticism of the United States to one of his most pessimistic declarations about the state of western civilisation.
He said the crisis was caused not just by America’s actions but also by its misguided sense of its own mission. He poured scorn on the “chosen nation myth of America, meaning that what happens in America is very much at the heart of God’s purpose for humanity”. FULL STORY
When asked about the Muslim world, he says that their "political solutions were not the most impressive". Remember, he said these things as part of an interview for a Muslim magazine, so consider them typical for this media. I'll state the obvious first. His assessment of our foreign policy is simply wrong. The US does not seek to expand its borders or its treasury, and so there is nothing imperialistic about it.
But what I especially interesting is how the archbishop gives the Muslim community a pass. The Islamofascists have been at war with the West since the 70s. They have carried out many unprovoked attacks, deliberately targeting civillians, for the purpose of a "convert or kill" manifest. The archbishop calls this "not the most impressive".
He feels the US is the one truly to blame. My advice to him is to hope that the US does not fail in what he calls our "imperialist" mission. If so, he will be forced to convert to a religion that he doesn't believe in.
And here is the latest junk science column from Fox News:
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just issued the final installment of its year-long scare-the-pants-off-the public assessment of global warming.
It should come as no surprise that, according to the U.N., 257 years of western development and progress has placed the Earth in imminent danger of utter disaster and that the only way to save the planet is to drink the U.N. Kool-Aid and knuckle under to global government-directed energy rationing and economic planning. FULL STORY