US includes the people who are
right and who should be
protected. THEM is the people who are
wrong, and who should be fought and either converted or
US is currently the U.S., except the criminals. A few centuries ago,
US was Great Britain, or France, or the Ottoman Empire, or Rome.
THEM includes the countries
that are enemies of US, and their citizens. Criminals
belong to THEM. All the people who threaten the basic
principles of US belong to THEM. The man
who's ringing at your door right now may belong to THEM.
Between US and THEM, there are
YOU, the countries that
US helped in the past. US
liberated YOU, set up democracy
in YOU, brought YOU economic
relief or simply helped YOU by
standing out there, as a wonderful example for YOU to
YOU are either
with US or with THEM.
The value of life.
The life of one of US has an infinite value and
should be protected by all means. When one of US dies
while helping someone else, even if he only did what he was paid for,
he becomes a hero. Indeed, he lost his infinite-value life while
saving another infinite-value life. If the person he saved or helped
was one of YOU, YOU should be grateful
to everyone of US, and support all the decisions of
US for an indefinite duration in the future.
The life of one of YOU has a finite, but real value:
US will sincerely cry and provide money and good advice
when many people of YOU die. YOU always
criticize US in time of peace, but, as soon as a
war erupts, YOU immediately call
US for help. US waits a few years and
then comes, because it's its interest and because it has a warm
In THEM, the value of life is infinitesimal without
being null. US do not want THEM to die
whenever it can be avoided. However, in case of a war, it is
legitimate to set up the military operations in such a way that one
thousand of THEM will die rather than one of
Criminals, too, can be executed since they do not really belong to
Right and wrong: the principles.
The difference that US makes between the life of
US and the life of THEM does not derive
from any kind of racism or inhumanity. On the contrary,
US values multi-ethnicity and has
proven it. Besides, THEM, once it has acknowledged its
error or has been defeated, will instantly join
YOU, i.e. the friends of US.
It's not an opposition between one people and
another people. It's an opposition between a few
wicked individuals and the rest of the world. It's an
opposition between good ideas and evil
ideas. It's an opposition between those
who understand how the world works and those who do not.
US is absolutely right and THEM is
absolutely wrong. The ideas of US are so true that it's
legitimate to use any means to make these ideas real. YOU can be right, too, when YOU
agree with US. The basic principles of
US are well known. US has summarized
them in a very interesting document called "The National Security
Strategy of US" (September 2002):
- the rule of law
- limits on the absolute power of the state
- free speech
- freedom of worship
- equal justice
- respect for women
- religious and ethnic tolerance
- and respect for private property.
These principles are absolutely good,
true and just.
Right and wrong: the implementation.
US not only has good, true and just
ideas. US also has extensive knowledge and longstanding
experience about how to manage the world's affairs. Therefore, the
actions that US defines to implement these principles
are also absolutely good, true and just.
Furthermore, US has unprecedended strength, which
makes US capable not only of defining these actions,
but also of ensuring that they become real. And US has
the courage to take decisions and stick to them, which is a major
difference between US and YOU.
Therefore US will not compromise on these actions
more than on the principles from which they were logically
However, US will not act hastily. US is slow to anger. US will try to
convince YOU about how absolutely good, true and just
these principles are, how these actions derive from them and how they
are, by way of consequence, absolutely good, true and
just. US wants to gather as many of
YOU around US as
possible. US wants to be loved and understood by
everybody. This is of utmost importance.
In last resort, US will act without
YOU if necessary because, after everything is finished,
YOU will end up admitting that the good guy was right
from the beginning. Hollywood movies have proved that this is always
what happens for the good guy. He may suffer, he may even die, but at
the end the other characters always acknowledge that he was the good
The good guy is the one who wants everybody to be happy. The bad
guy is the one who wants everybody to be unhappy. US
is the good guy because US only wants everybody, included
THEM, to enjoy what US enjoys already:
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It doesn't mean that every one of US has the same
ideas. On the contrary, nowhere there is more freedom of thought and
speech than among US. The people can and do
have dissenting ideas. The superiority of US precisely
lies in that freedom. Because US is free and has been
free for centuries, US came out with the ideal Constitution, the most popular
culture, the best social and economic ideas and the most powerful army in the
Freedom in US doesn't produce anarchy. On the
contrary, the law of the majority makes freedom the most efficient
system. The president of US is perfectly legitimate
because he has been elected by the people. However, it doesn't mean
that his policy should reflect the will of every citizen. The people
knew who he was and what his ideas were. Therefore he may and must
implement his ideas by all available means. He owes it to his
citizens, and he owes it to the world.
US is a benevolent power. Whatever US
will do will be the best for THEM, YOU
and US alike. This is not arrogance. This is what
history has shown, and, more important than history, this is what most
of US intimately know in their heart. This is the
values US stand for. US may have been
wrong a few times in the past, but US
acknowledged it. This time, it's different.
US knows what is good for