This article pretty much sums up everything wrong with the NY Times. First of all, its totally wrong. Powell has long since embraced war as the only way to depose Saddam, and the only countries we've truly alienated are France, Germany and Belgium, who were alienated anyways. Second, its utterly self-centered and arrogant. Keller considers his opinions objectively true and is certain that his anecdotal experiences are representative of wider trends for which he has no evidence. Classic liberal self-objectification and self-delusion and, unfortunately, classic NY Times.