In 1620, when the Puritans landed at Plymouth Rock, they had come to the new world to escape the religious persecution they suffered all through Europe. At the time, all European countries had official religions and there was no protection for those who chose a different path. Our founding fathers recognized this when they wrote the Bill of Rights and barred establishing an official state religion and allowed it's citizens to worship (or not) in way they saw fit with no interference from the government. Reactionary media types like Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter feel we should conquer the Middle East and convert all the Muslims. They feel Muslims in America have no right to be here, and should expect to be persecuted for the actions of radical extremists over seas. Who hates America?
Lying to Congress is against the law. This is the crime Oliver North was later pardoned for as per his roll in the Iran-Contra Affair, a scheme by the Reagan administration to illegally sell arms to Iran then channel the funds to right wing death squads in Central America. George W Bush lied to Congress about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and his ability to strike the US in forty five minutes. Who hates America?
Read any right wing blog and the brainwashed proudly list all the things they hate. They hate feminists. They hate gays. They hate unions. They hate Atheists. They hate liberals. They hate immigrants. They hate minorities. They hate Muslims and other non-Christians. They hate war protestors, even the ones that are
The US Constitution specifically bars 'cruel and unusual' punishment. The Geneva convention, which America signed, specifically forbids torture. The Bush administration routinely sends prisoners of war, excuse me, "enemy combatants who were taken prisoner during a war" to other countries to be tortured. One method of torture is to maim children while their parents watch helpless. Contrary to what Hollywood would have you believe, torture is not an effective means of gathering intelligence, as any one with a thousand volts traveling through their gonads would pretty much confess to anything just to end the torture. Who hates America?
Under international law, there are but three justifications for war. One is a country who has threatened it's neighbor. Two is a country that has illegally invaded another country. Three is to defend your country from an invasion. A pre-emptive strike is a war crime, effectively making our troops war criminals, as well as our President who ordered it. Who hates America?
Joseph Wilson was sent to Nigeria to investigate claims that Saddam Hussein was seeking to purchase 'yellow cake' uranium. Mr. Wilson found these claims to be false and filed a report with the Bush administration. Colin Powell went before the UN with this report and selecting key phrases from the report, made it it seem as if Saddam had purchased the uranium. Joseph Wilson then wrote a piece for the New York Times disputing the Bush administration's assessment of his report. In retaliation, some one from the White House leaked Joe Wilson's wife as a CIA agent to the corporate media. The CIA front company that Wilson's wife worked for was no longer able to covertly monitor weapons of mass destruction. Exposing an intelligence agent in a time of war is an open act of treason. The traitor is still in the White House, protected from prosecution by the president himself. Logic that anyone who supports the Bush administration, supports a traitor, making themselves traitors in the process. Who hates America?