It is, frankly, embarrassing to have to listen to an American president utter such nonsense aloud on the world stage, all the while preening and lecturing the assembled delegates as if he were some sort of Universal Hegemon, the Emperor of the Earth. If you’re an American, the overweening arrogance of Bush’s act is breathtakingly painful to watch. One dares not imagine how the rest of the world takes it.

Antiwar.com

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