The familiar (way too familiar) trope on the Left is that the Bush doctrine is making everyone in the world hate us. That desire to be loved, and the fear of being hated, is a feelings based mentality, of course, that has nothing to do with justice, morality, right, honor, etc. My own view, as a Mom, is that I don’t have to be loved, I just have to be right.
It’s worth keeping those two conflicting sentiments in mind — “everyone must love me” versus “do the right thing regardless of how people feel about you” — as you look at a series of cartoons that MEMRI has assembled from Arab newspapers. Lately, of course, to read a sentence that contains both the words “cartoons” and “Muslims” (or “Arabs”) usually means bad news. This time, however, the opposite is true. While the cartoons show absolutely no love for America (nor even any mention of America), they contain something much more important: a denunciation of terrorism.
Bush doesn’t have to be loved but, boy, it would help us over here if the world would realize that he’s right.