The Foreign Policy Debate Farce http://bit.ly/TVedYr Sleazy Salesman vs. the Tongue-tied Incumbent by Kam Zarrabi For me personally, the national debt, health care, unemployment and other issues of high priority debated between Romney and Obama during the presidential campaigns, although of great concern, take the backseat to the direction that our foreign policy might take past this coming November. The “rest of the world”, meaning those unlike us, is generally viewed by most Americans, and that includes our illustrious representatives, as some alien domain where the “lesser others”, some more friendly and obedient, but mostly uncivilized, fanatical savages in denial or envious of our greatness, are challenging our God-given right to rule over them with our unique sense of charity and magnanimity. It is truly a surprise to us, as voiced on numerous occasions by the Secretary of State and other officials, that we see no appreciation or gratitude for our efforts to liberate them and bring them into our fold where, soon if they follow instruction, they could learn to abide by our mandates and fall in line behind us, so that we won’t have to continue to “lead from behind”, to quote the hopeful Mitt Romney. If you haven’t seen the movie, Avatar, you don’t know what you’re missing. James Cameron’s fantasy about a military adventure on a distant moon, Pandora, was a cinematic marvel of special effects and a true thriller, wonderfully entertaining and memorable. Of course, you could walk out of the theater momentarily to go to the toilet or to buy a snack, or interrupt the movie if you were watching the video on your widescreen TV at home and see the rest of it at an opportune time. But what’s been taking place in the Middle East and North Africa, and America’s direct and indirect involvement in all that, is not some fantasy entertainment costing you less than twenty dollars and with the remote control in your hand so that you may watch it at your leisure. People have suffered and died out there, Man; by the hundreds, thousands and millions, and continue to suffer and die. Believe it or not, these are real people not actors or computer generated figures, they bleed red blood the same color as ours, they grieve over their dead and shed real tears, and they also have hope for their futures and the fate of their children. And, as strange as it seems, they actually get pissed off at us when we interrupt their lives or cut off their access to the necessities of life, including medicines for their sick. And we are so shocked that some of them object to our actions and even dare to threaten to defend themselves, like the wild animals they are, if we attack them. They are perhaps too stubbornly dense for not realizing that their resisting us or attempting to retaliate against our attack would constitute an act of terrorism in our books – our books, the only books that count! Please click on the following link for further reading: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/26/who_owns_the_world_noam_chomsky Mr. Romney, like most of us, finds it incredible that there could be people and nations elsewhere in this world that do not acknowledge the truth of American Exceptionalism, or understand that we are ordained by the Almighty God, our God, to shape, guide and govern the destinies of peoples and nations. Some of them even declare that their god is as good as our God, and refuse to admit that our cause is always noble and just and divinely inspired. For the Romneys of the world, the syllogism behind their reasoning is awe inspiring. It goes something like the following: I know that I am a righteous, moral and ethical person. Therefore, if you do not agree with me, you must by definition be amoral, unethical and evil. And, what must be done with evil is none other than extermination, should evil resist change and persist. Had Mr. Romney not been the consummate salesman that he takes pride in being, it would be easy to brand him as a brainwashed,…

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