"A bully with a bloody nose is still a bully"
Many will have woken up on Wednesday with that combination of emotions. Some were more "ha" than sorrow, but most had the proportions right and none should be accused of inhumanity. If anti-Americanism has been seized, temporarily, by forces that have done dreadful things in its name, there is no reason for its adherents to retreat from its basic precepts.Raven's logorrhea was so over the top that she was even denounced by her fellow socialists on the World Socialist Web Site:
"Anti-Americanism: The “anti-imperialism” of fools"
In the first place, the September 11 tragedy was not “a bloody nose,” it was a catastrophe. Thousands of people were incinerated instantly when the airplanes hit the buildings, thousands more died when tons of rubble collapsed on them. Anyone who was emotionally unaffected by the terror and suffering experienced by tens of thousands as a result of this attack has no right to call himself or herself a socialist.
Hence, British socialists can't suppress their knee-jerk über-xenophobia when it comes to despising the US.
The BBC was the network that stacked a studio audience with anti-American weirdos who verbally abused Bill Clinton's former ambassador to the UK, Phil Lader, on a Question Time program aired on September 13, 2001, just two days after the attack:
Mr Lader had been attempting to express his sadness over the attacks when a number of audience members had shouted him down to voice their anti-US opinions. Mr Lader had looked close to tears.
Since these Brits were attacking a Democrat appointee, Lader, they couldn't hide behind their typical rationalization that they just hate Republicans, in general, or GWBush, in particular, as evidenced by Guardian (a mainstream paper equivalent to the New York Times or Washington Post) nasty editorial cartoons depicting Bush as a monkey and any European leader who supported him as a dog:
The Brits are just rabid, nasty hatemongers with no sense of tact or decorum. Having these hideous monsters lecture anyone about proper manners is a joke orders of magnitude more hilarious than anything Benny Hill ever conceived.
I love Sununu's defense of Romney on Hannity's radio show, stating that it stands to reason that the Brits were unhappy since: "they were expecting another pussy....[dramatic pause].....cat that they got from Obama's apology tour."