#1 goal: defeat America

So, as a U.S. citizen, I welcome the U.S. defeat for a simple reason: It isn't the defeat of the United States -- its people or their ideals -- but of that empire. And it's essential that the American empire be defeated and dismantled. Journalism professor, Robert Jensen


No doubt the manipulative reporter Edward Pitts, "I just had one of my best days as a journalist today," also learned from his Journalism professors that American defeat is always good and necessary for world peace.

When we admit defeat and pull out -- not if, but when -- the fate of Iraqis will depend in part on whether the United States makes good on legal and moral obligations to pay reparations and allows international institutions to aid in creating a truly sovereign Iraq.

We shouldn't expect politicians to do either without pressure. An anti-empire movement -- the joining of anti-war forces with the movement to reject corporate globalization -- must create that pressure. Journalism professor, Robert Jensen


This comes very close to treason in my book. At the very least this professor has a full-on case of 'Michael Moore's disease,' a debilitating and virulent strain of anti-americanism that quickly destroys its victim’s credibility, honor, and honesty. Something the predominantly liberal press corps seems to be epidemic with. Edward Pitts joins the likes of Dan Rather in manufacturing the news in order to advance their political agenda. The fact that this Professor Jensen instructs would-be journalists in the technical and moral aspects of how to practice 'journalism' says as much to me as the memo-gate scandal itself, that the left has no problems lying as long as it serves the higher purpose of "getting their truth out".

Is it a coincidence that so many on the left equate Bush with Hitler and America as the Fourth Reich? No, it's indicative of a suspension of critical judgment and reasoning that tells me we can no longer trust those who call for the resignation of Rumsfeld because every Humvee hasn't yet been upgraded with the new higher grade armor when a liberal like John Kerry actually voted against the money to 'up-armor' them.

To hear those like Howard Dean and Prof. Jensen American military action is always malevolent and selfish, never mind the philosophical implications of non-action in the face of tyranny.

...We must look at the reality, no matter how painful. The people of Iraq are better off without Saddam Hussein's despised regime, but that does not prove our benevolent intentions or guarantee that the United States will work to bring meaningful democracy to Iraq.

In Iraq, the Bush administration invaded not to liberate but to extend and deepen U.S. domination. When Bush said, "We have no territorial ambitions; we don't seek an empire," on Nov. 11, 2002, he told a half-truth.


To seek to overthrow the American 'empire' is part and parcel of the entire stream of leftist culture from Democrat to Green party, anti-globalist to anarchist, neo-liberal to classic anti-capitalist, the enemy is America and capitalism. As long as America is capitalist and free it will be opposed, slandered, and obstructed by the left as an evil influence in the world with the Vietnam War as a template.

...The Bush administration has invested money and lives in making Iraq a platform from which the United States can project power.

That requires not the liberation of Iraq but its subordination. But most Iraqis don't want to be subordinated, which is why the United States in some sense lost the war on the day it invaded. One lesson of contemporary history is that occupying armies generate resistance that, inevitably, prevails over imperial power.

When we admit defeat and pull out -- not if, but when -- the fate of Iraqis will depend in part on whether the United States makes good on legal and moral obligations to pay reparations and allows international institutions to aid in creating a truly sovereign Iraq.

We shouldn't expect politicians to do either without pressure. An anti-empire movement -- the joining of anti-war forces with the movement to reject corporate globalization -- must create that pressure. Journalism professor, Robert Jensen


I guess some ideology, however mistaken or misguided, is too deeply ingrained to be let go of so easily.

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