Glenn Greenwald reads a poll on Iran:
In the last ten years, theÂ U.S. and Israel collectively have bombed at least six Muslim countries (including Gaza).Â Despite that, 40% of Americans want to attack yet another one, and 1/3 want to invade. Â Those are the same people who, if there is another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, will be walking around, eyebrows earnestly raised, innocent, self-righteous and confused, and asking:Â Â “why do they hate us??”Â And their friends and neighbors and leaders will assure them:Â Â “they hate us for our freedoms.”
Reminds me of the David Cross bit:
I don’t think Osama bin Laden sent those planes to attack us because he hated our freedom. I think he did it because of our support for Israel, our ties with the Saudi family and our military bases in Saudi Arabia. You know why I think that? Because that’s what he fucking said!