Джордж В. Буш и заброшенное полушарие Америки

Когда страны НАТО и их союзники соберутся в Истамбуле, разговор, в основном, пойдет о разногласиях между Америкой и Европой в вопросе об Ираке. Но Европа не одна в своем отчуждении от Соединенных Штатов под руководством президента Джорджа В. Буша. В обширном списке непредвиденных последствий, возникающих из фиаско Соединенных Штатов в Ираке, стоит тот жизненный факт, что повсюду в Латинской Америке анти-американизм растет и быстро создает большое давление на политику региона.

Параллель с Европой на этом не заканчивается. До администрации Буша разные американские президенты упорно трудились над тем, чтобы изменить отношения Соединенных Штатов с Латинской Америкой от отношений гегемона и подавляемых государств на что-то вроде существующих отношений с европейскими союзниками. Все это теперь серьезно подвергается риску - и это опасный поворот событий. Полное отчуждение от Соединенных Штатов в Латинской Америке не только принесет вред полусферическим отношениям, но может дискредитировать более широкие идеи, которые тесно связаны с Соединенными Штатами.

Многие из этих пагубных побочных действий уже являются ощутимыми. Первое и самое глубокое последствие состоит в резко упавшем престиже и уважении к Соединенным Штатам и администрации Буша в общественном мнении Латинской Америки.

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