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    After the horror, the thoughts I had was that, number 1, this will make ALL Americans targets in the eyes of the world: the American tourist in Rome, the American businessman in Hong Kong, ALL Americans abroad will be de facto designated as target for revenge killing.

    For a generation perhaps.

    Our efforts to put an end to these crimes will be judged and found wanting by the world; yes, we talk on the blogs, we donate to Democrats (who barely do anything anyway). Even under Vichy, the French had a Resistance. The broadcast images of the Berkeley riots and Kent State and the Chicago demonstrations helped the world realize that there was a strong, vocal, active body of Americans against the war.

    It is unfair, but copies of posts on Kos and Atrios will not cut it. To the outside world, America is pretty much behind a President it reelected.  Image is everything, as they say.

    Finally, the most fearful thought is that, like Israel but on a much larger scale, we have started a cycle of terror that will ineluctably grind us down, no matter what we do at this stage.

    Kos' headlines about OH or VA seem pretty unimportant when compared to the demons we have unleashed.

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