Wednesday, May 11, 2005

I WISH I could share Victor Davis Hanson's relative optimism that anti-Americanism is waning (via Spanish blog Amor, Patria y Libertad). True, what happened in Georgia yesterday is promising, but after all it's been only 60 years since WWII ended and Western Europe was pretty much as pro-American as Georgia is today, but only a few decades later it has become historically amnesic, despising the country who liberated it from the boots of tyranny.

So let's hope it's Georgia's feelings which spread to the West, and not the West's amnesia and ingratitude spreading to Georgia and other newly democratic countries, in former Soviet republics and yes, in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Iraq too.