American foreign policy needs to change its tone and attitude, open up, and reach out. The Bush administration’s arrogant bunker mentality has been counterproductive... ...the United States’ main fight today does not pit [it] against the world but pits the world against the terrorist.. [the U.S. must] attack the underlying conditions that breed them: the lack of basic sanitation, health care, education, jobs, a free press, fair courts — which all translates [sic] into a lack of opportunity and hope...
It was hoped that the new world would enable all nations, in light of universally accepted humane norms and mutual respect, to advance together, eradicate poverty and injustice, and set aside bitter memories of the past that were nothing but war, bloodshed, violence and tension... Those hopes were dashed by the [Bush administration]... who adopted a new and aggressive approach. [The] assertion of unchallenged global leadership — and the inability of the international community and the United Nations to challenge [the views] — frustrated hopes for a stable and peaceful world. Instead, once again we witness the re-emergence of a system that produced nothing but tension and insecurity.
Answers: the quote in green was lifted from Newsweek's op-ed written by none other than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The quote in blue is a statement from Mike "I'm incredibly naive" Hucklebee.
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