Joel Stein from the LA Times fesses up on how liberals really feel about America.
He's more in love with Sweden. There's about 15 countries that he sounds like he'd rather have been born in, mostly in Europe. According to him, saying that America is the greatest country on earth is stupid talk.
Of course there's no recognition of America's lead role as the defender of freedom around the world for at least the last 70 years; of the countless lives America has sacrificed for the sake of freedom in Europe, the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan. There is no expression of thankfulness that we got to the atomic bomb before Germany or Russia did (think of how differently those 2 countries would likely have used that power). No gratitude that it was the U.S., not the Soviet Union that won the cold war.