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Saturday, September 03, 2005

entry arrow3:39 PM | Ruin

Funny how Texan cowboys with guns can go abroad with such airy pronouncements of spreading the American ideal to the rest of the world whether we like it or not -- and then, overnight, be proven a fraud. The ideals have failed in their own backyard, in the ruins of what was once the beautiful Gulf Coast. The New York Times quotes Sajeewa Chinthaka, 36, of Colombo, Sri Lanka: "I am absolutely disgusted. After the tsunami, our people, even the ones who lost everything, wanted to help the others who were suffering. Not a single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the U.S., we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is." But did he see Super Size Me? Yankees, go home.

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