Proud America Haters

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jul 02, 2008 5:42 PM
Just as Barack Obama has busily insisting that he does so love his country, a couple of unapologetic leftists have emerged to explain why they don't. 

A columnist in Philadelphia thinks that this year, Independence Day should be a day of "atonement" for our supposed sins in the war on terror.

At The Progressive, lefty Matthew Rothschild has produced a piece, "Why I'm Not Patriotic" -- and challenging the concept of love of country itself.  With stunning moral obtuseness, he writes, "When Americans retort that this is still the greatest country in the world, I have to ask why."

Ok, Mr. Rothschild.  Here's your answer.  From 2002, Dan Flynn's magnificent piece: "Ten Reasons Thinking Americans Love Their Country."