Letter: Blind support is wrong

In response to Danielle Sharp’s letter: As a foreigner who was in other foreign lands recently, I can tell you that most people abroad can and do distinguish between the United States and the U.S. government. Their negative feelings are not against the United States itself, but against the actions of the Bush administration. And if there is one thing that gives hope to the rest of the world, it is that Americans still have an understanding of their Constitution and rights, and that they are willing and able to express what they feel the United States really stands for, even especially when it disagrees with government policies. Calling protesters of any administration anti-U.S. is the most anti-U.S. stance I have ever heard. Blindly supporting any policy is the un-American thing to do.

Alp Sehirlioglu

graduate student