Saturday, July 28, 2007

The "Winner Complex"

Here's one guy who is clearly not a believer in "American exceptionalism."

Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, accused the United States of having a "winner complex" after the end of the cold war, which, he said, led to recklessness in international relations, the Interfax news agency reported. "The U.S. is always anxious to win," Mr. Gorbachev told a news conference in Moscow. "The fact that they suffer this disorder, the winner complex, is the main reason why things are so complicated in the world." He criticized the "current U.S. administration" for trying to build a new empire in the world and said other countries would not accept that arrangement. He said that claims of victory after the cold war led the United States to feel its hands were untied in world affairs. "We all lost the cold war," he said, "and we all benefited from its end."


Blogger DrewL said...

And that cold war victory planted the seeds of imperialism in the minds of the neo-con set and their PNAC brethren. I believe they refer to it as "American global leadership", or somesuch nonsense. The bottom line is that its underpinnings are firmly rooted in a desire to control the world, whether or not they're willing to admit it. And as history tells us, most people in this world don't take kindly to imperialists. Will some people never learn?

7/28/2007 9:14 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...


I think most Americans are comfortable with the idea of the United States controlling the world.

Because we are the good guys.

Everyone else is evil.

7/29/2007 8:04 AM  

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