The American media perspective on the war is one uniquely different
than those of other countries. The country is divided between pro and
anti-war sentiments, and the choice to support the decisions made by their
government. While the war rages on in Iraq, hundreds of thousands of
protesters have flocked to the streets to show their concern for the Iraqi
people and for America on an international level. Though these opinions are
held by roughly half the American people, there is also an overwhelming
sense of nationalism and pride that overflows into the media. The media is
being quite fair in representing those who are against the war, while also
being supportive of the government. America is not a nation of people who
turn their backs on their country; it's one where when the Star Spangled
Banner is played there are tears in the eyes of the citizens who fled bloody
battles, where people display the flag year-round, and though we hold
strongly in our belief of individualism, we reach out to those in need to
help hold them up during hard times.
War is one of those hard times. During this period America is seen as
a "bully" trying to conquer the world. To this I have to point out that the
history of America has never been one of imperialism, in fact most of the
wars that have been fought have been solely to support our allied countries.
If it wanted to take over other countries then the Marshall Plan would have
never come to be, and America would have made an effort to buy parts of the
European countries instead. In any case, any country that would or could be
the world superpower would come under international attack at some point or
another; it's not just...