From the Palestine Chronicle this altruistic educator, Jim Miles demonstrates a severe case of idealistic naiviety. He also likely suffers from common leftist myopia as he seems incapable of seeing anything but innate goodness in the thugs of the PLO. He easily demonizes the leadership of Big Bad America, yet ignores the despotic leadership of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the PLO among others. It must be all that innate goodness in Saddam, and Arafat.
The people of the world quite literally want the Americans to go home - they are tired of the covert-subversive actions, they are tired of the overt military actions, tired of the economic stranglehold now supported in secret negotiations involving the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the large transnational corporations, all of which are strongly non-democratic.
America's course is therefore plotted by people who view others as evil, without any innate goodness (which of course has to mirror back on themselves); this is combined with an empire that Americans view as good and just simply because it is rich and powerful. These justifications have taken the United States into a renewed era of military interventions around the globe, interventions that deny basic human rights and that deny effective interventions on the part of larger global political bodies.
If only everyone was as enlightened as Mr. Miles.... Oh, I think he's Canadian.