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Badmouthing America abroad

I recently returned from a tour of India. The tour group was composed mostly of elite academia, totaling 14. They were extreme liberals who never stopped condemning America. For example: President Bush is a war criminal and should be put to death, or President Bush wants to destroy Social Security and starve the old people. They blamed America first, America was always wrong.
The Indian people heard this day in and day out from these liberal Americans mouths. I pointed this out to them and the liberals all came down on me saying I was ruining the trip by causing disharmony. Im sure this confused the Indians because they would do anything to get to America.
There was a time we heard of the ugly American tourist. Today we have the dangerous American tourist. We now not only have CNN, ex-presidents, ex-vice presidents, movie stars and want-to-be presidents spreading hatred for America around the globe we now have liberal tourists spreading hatred around the world.
America is a family and our personal squabbles should remain here. By taking their hatred beyond our borders, they are reinforcing the lies spread by Americas enemies. There are many American haters all over this planet. Many tourists think by talking bad about America to a native of a foreign country they will be accepted by the natives.
We have politicians going abroad saying terrible things about America to get applause and acceptance. These politicians are stupid to think America wont hear about it back home. Every day you hear the liberals express how America is hated around the world. I wonder why.
Peter McKeown
Marysville

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