Thanks Orion. Very inspiring and moving!
I often wonder why those of an anti-American disposition never ask themselves how the USA continues to be one of the wealthiest and most prosperous countries in the world? There is an argument that is often propagated by them, even in the West, that the USA owes its wealth to the accident of being a large country with plentiful resources. Obviously this is nonsense - China, Russia, South Africa and even Iraq also fall into this category. It appears that many anti-American Arabs also feel that they would be much better off if their countries were completely isolated from the USA and the West. However, I am sure if they got their wish (and got the isolation they wanted) they wouldn't know what to do with it - apart from kill one another in a blood bath to see who will take power. For those fundamentalists and non-fundamentalists that survive, they can expect to live in slavery in a new type of Ayatollah Dictatorship. After which, the Ayatollah Dictatorship would still be blaming the USA and the West for it's poverty and hardship, and still be propagating violence and terrorism.
It is truly time for anti-American proponents to finally wake up and to understand the difference between the logic of America compared to their own murderous philosophy....
"In this country, like absolutely nowhere else in the world, you have the freedom to act on your latent convictions, and stand apart from the oppressive conformity of the herd. You can dare to be different… you can question the established order of things and design a better way. In America, you can actually make things better."