How naive. France's Jacques Chirac, Germany's Gerhard Schroeder, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other Iraq oil-for-food scam artists don't want America to succeed.Yes - men are not friends. They are fawning parasites hoping to get a free ride on your coattails
If you're about to walk into what I'm sure is a nasty minefield, and I don't follow you, it doesn't mean that I don't want you to make it to the other side. It means that I like my feet firmly attached to my legs.
If before I stop walking, I say to you (multiple times) "don't go there, it's a frikin minefield!!!", it doesn't mean that I don't like you, it means that I think that you'd be better off with your feet attached to your legs too.
If I think you're crossing the minefield for all the wrong reasons, and there's a far safer crossing 5 miles down the road, and I tell you so, it doesn't mean I'm your enemy. It means that I prefer you alive to dead.
If your idea of a friend is someone who will quietly escort you into a minefield, knowing that you're both likely to die to no good effect, then don't expect me to be your friend.
If I think my friends are doing something dangerous and stupid and counterproductive (especially all three!), I will say so, and refuse to abet their constructive suicide. I expect no less from my own friends.
If I think a friend is embarked on a noble but dangerous journey -- but with the best plan possible under the circumstances, I will follow, and even lead them into the depths of hell and back.
... and I would expect the same from them too.
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