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American Exceptionalism? Look Again

By the time these lines appear, tion" as the Bush era's defining doctri-
US president George W. Bush will ne, left the administration in dire need
have completed his Middle Eastern of an emotive fig leaf. "Democracy"
trek. Few things though remain more was it, but it wasn’t too long before
memorably annoying than the sights the cover was blown. The myriad of
and sounds of the president prea- fiascos over Iraq has exposed that war
ching non-interference in the affairs for what it was - and made the more
of a sovereign nation, such as Iraq or crucial (and more defensible) inter-
Lebanon. The concept of American vention in Afghanistan more difficult
exceptionalism has not been without than it had to be. Other NATO mem-
instances of welcome utility over the bers shy from sacrificing their troops
years, but this administration has so in Central Asia so that Washington
thoroughly perverted the concept, can dedicate more of its forces to the
"RIAN-ONDT OWNERs that even many of its proponents now Middle East. Especially when freeing
shrink from its defense. up such assets might encourage this
2ESIDENTIALAND#OMMERCIAL As applied to events beyond administration to undertake yet ano-
America's own borders, "exceptiona- ther misadventure in Iran.
%CO FRIENDLY0AINTS lism" was meant to rationalize those Even if this was to happen, the
)NSUREDs2EFERENCES!VAILABLE instances in which the world's first only pattern seems to be an animus
revolutionary republic pursued its against modern political Islam. None
own interests by using some of the of the pillars of democracy - the

methods made (in)famous by tradi- consent of the governed, basic free-
tional colonial powers. Because the doms, the rule of law, etc. - have been
United States was so different at its served by recent U.S. policy in the
core, went the argument, its actions Middle East. On the contrary, those

abroad could not be judged by the pillars’ foundations have been eroded
same measures applied to those with and our credibility has been badly
more forthrightly selfish intentions. A tainted. 
funny thing happened along the way: On this score, America is not so
while we Americans refrained almost exceptional after all. In the current
 completely from building an ortho- Lebanese crisis, for instance, this

 
dox colonial and/or imperial empire, administration is encouraging its
we came nonetheless to be deeply Lebanese clients to eschew compro-
 resented in many of the countries we mise, thereby increasing the likelihood
claimed to have "protected" from the that political tensions might degenera-
 depredations of other great powers. te into wide-scale violence. Lebanese

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American backyards. This was not
the top priority, however. U.S. efforts
is different because it and its Lebanese
proxies want democracy, but there is
just as much evidence to obliterate
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of influence" and securing commer- latched onto the democracy imagery
cial advantage for America’s private in Lebanon only after the anti-Syrian
sector. The ensuing two world wars rallies had started and led to what
and Cold War changed the emphasis has been coined as the Arab Spring
to acquiring rights for a global mili- of 2005. The rallies, together with the
tary presence, with access to energy legislative elections in Iraq earlier
reserves thrown in for good measure. that year, were used to bolster the
Apart from rhetoric, democracy was argument that a democratic wave
an afterthought or even a threat, espe- was sweeping Arab societies. In other
cially in those countries where the words, for all the talk of a neo-con
advent of freely elected governments cabal advancing Middle Eastern
was likely to result in U.S. base closu- democracy, the administration was
res and/or less lopsided terms for the mostly unaware of such potential in
exploitation of natural resources. Lebanon until the Lebanese took to
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the streets.
even as the collapse of the Soviet And in the mishmash of old poli-
Union left America with a few strate- tical realism, improvisation topped
gic challenges but no real challengers, with increasingly empty oratory on
there was little enthusiasm for helping freedom and democracy, all aiming
less fortunate peoples to obtain basic to please quite a few of his domestic
liberties and a say in who would critics, our president would think of
rule them. While there was markedly Lebanon as an appropriate patient
less support from some of the more for another probe of the medicine he
odious regimes that had received US has so maladroitly administered in
backing during the Cold War, consi- Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. If the
derable thought went into ensuring Lebanese are accustomed to having
that Eastern Europe was perma- foreign masters as they are, how diffi-
nently wrenched from Russia's grasp. cult could it be for this administration
Washington did not go out of its way to pull a few strings, install a friendly
to liberate captive peoples, least of all government, and declare "victory" in a
in the Arab world. tiny part of the "new Middle East"?
Given this equivocal history, the —Robert Sand
post-9/11 adoption of "pre-emp-
January 18, 2008 Cherry Creek News & Central Denver Dispatch Page 15

Forest City struggles with

affordable housing
Housing advocates, and behind three business units. Commercial
Open House February 8
closed doors, city officials, are saying
the Forest City, the giant developer
Group owns, develops, acquires
and operates regional malls, spe-
Sat 10:00-noon
building out Stapleton, is failing in cialty/urban retail centers, office
its responsibility to build and market and life-science buildings, hotels
affordable housing. and mixed-use projects. Residential Pre-school now open
“They’re breaking their covenant to Group owns, develops, acquires Experts in early-K thru 8th grade
create affordable housing, and in doing and operates residential rental
so, creating a precedent that might let
26 years experience
properties, including upscale and
other developers slide (in the future),” middle-market apartments, adap-
said a city official with knowledge of tive re-use developments and sup- • Before & after school care
the affordable housing situation. The ported-living communities. It also • Global citizenship curriculum
official said that he didn’t want to be develops for-sale condominium
named because of the city’s “special • Small class sizes
projects and owns, develops and
• Scholarships
Housing critics say that manages military family housing.
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pet causes, including
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last fall’s bond election,
has muted city efforts
to get affordable
housing results at
relationship with the developer.”
Forest City, a national developer,
has been challenged across the country
on its commitment to affordable hous-
ing. In New York, the company even
has a website devoted to criticizing it.
At Stapleton, the company is falling
behind, needing to build about twice as
many affordable units as it has to date.
Housing advocates say Forest City
isn’t living up to the deal struck with
the city that allowed it unusual lati-
tudes in redeveloping Stapleton.
Ultimately, if the city has the politi-
cal will, it could stop future land sales
to Forest City, if the company doesn’t
meet the affordable housing mandates.
Those mandates include both for sale
housing and rental units.
Critics charge that Forest City hasn’t
dispersed and varied the affordable IR E NE AND BUR L E Y – RESIDENTS OF ARBORETUM AT CHEESMAN

housing it has built, making it less

attractive, and building a case that LIVE. RENT. OWN. ONLY AT ARBORETUM AT CHEESMAN
the “market” has rejected the need
for affordable housing at Stapleton.
Forest City has maintained in pub- OUR FRIENDS CALL US INTERNATIONAL GLOBETROTTERS, JET SETTERS. So when we made the move to
lished reports that this is not the case.
Forest City has stuck with building Denver, people were curious about where we would end up. Only one place fit our eclectic lifestyle
attached-unit affordable housing, as
opposed to single family stand-alone and our personal style, like my favorite cashmere sweater. Arboretum. It took us 20 minutes to decide
homes. Stand-alone affordable housing
has sold quickly in Lowry and other in- to buy here. I’m a retired horticulturist. He bikes. With the Botanic Gardens in our backyard, and
fill areas. Forest City has clustered its
Cheesman Park around the corner, we cover a lot of ground in our new neighborhood. There isn’t
affordable housing, instead of dispers-
ing it throughout neighborhoods. one thing we like most about living here, there are about a 100 things. We could have lived anywhere.
Housing critics say that Forest City's
massive political donations to Mayor We chose Arboretum because it’s a lot like us, VSCBOCZOBUVSF
Hickenlooper’s pet causes, including
this fall’s bond election, has muted city
efforts to get affordable housing results DOWNTOWN

at Stapleton.

With the credit crunch caused the


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able housing market is currently in an PARK

ugly tailspin, with many lenders call-


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&E)BSEZ(MBTTFT Good Will Toward Neighbors

by Councilman Doug Linkhart Trust is harder to come by these
Did you know that having a good days. Robert Putnam, the author of

KVTUBSSJWFE relationship with your neighbors can

make you safer, happier and health-
ier? With the cold weather and holi-
Bowling Alone, cites surveys that
show that only a third of the people
questioned trust other people now,
days here, it’s even more important compared to over half the respon-
to reach out to neighbors to maintain dents during the 60’s. The key ingre-
these relationships. dient for trust among neighbors,
as well as the willingness to get
involved, is communication. This is
particularly important when there
are ethnic or other differences among
Several years ago, the organiz-
ers of a block party aimed at rais-

Theing money for a charitable cause

were afraid to invite the people who
lived in a house with lots of Harley
Davidson motorcycles in front and
rough-looking people inside. When
they ignored their fears and made

A former neighbor of mine recent-

the invitation, the Harley riders not
only came to the party, but provided
a free band and donated $200 toward
ly passed away. Joan used to house-
sit for us when we were gone, bring
the kids presents on holidays, volun-
the charity.
While block parties are one of the
best ways to get to know your neigh-

teer for my campaigns and do data-
base work for pay. It was nice having
a friendly face next door, and helpful
CyclingCome Celebrate o
bors, this time of year doesn’t always
work for parties. Still, some blocks
have indoor holiday parties that help
4337 TENNYSON to both of us. North Denver is filled
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Other ways of connecting this
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14th Anniversa
time of year is to shovel someone’s
walk for them, deliver cookies or
Chicago showed that “social cohe- other food or borrow a cup of sugar sion” among neighbors improves the with Hundreds of
as a way to say hello. These acts of
safety on a block. They surveyed kindness are particularly important
people in over 300 neighborhoods, for people who live alone or have a
labeling the blocks as having social particular need.
New Frames from
cohesion if the neighbors 1) were As the saying goes, peace begins
willing to get involved when a prob-
lem needed to be addressed and 2)
the Paris Show.
at home. So take a chance, reach out
to your neighbors, and make your-
trusted each other. self at home.

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January 18, 2008 Cherry Creek News & Central Denver Dispatch Page 17

Down the garden path

There are only three All-American from a nursery they should begin
Selections for 2008. That’s lower than blooming in a couple of weeks.
usual but not the lowest. In l954 there Osteospermum is white with blue
was only one. The most were in l934 centers. It has fleshy leaves with indi-
when there were 32. These seeds are cate it will withstand drought condi-
tried in various experimental gardens tions. This plant is also called Cape
all over the country. In our area it’s Daisy and is a native of South Africa.
Welby gardens. Seeds will flower in l7 weeks. These
Our hot spell in late June and plants can be placed in either a spring
through July may have been a fac- or fall garden. They will bloom and
tor with the experimental seeds tried recover from a light frost. The flow-
here in 2007. This also means the ones ers remain open in cloudy conditions
that made it are exceptionally tough. unlike most daisy type plants from
The Osteospermum (Asti White) South Africa which close when not
and eggplant (Hansel) are available in full sun. Plants reach a height and
from J.W. Jung Seed Co. I recommend width of about 20 inches. I usually
getting seed from Jung’s or Gurney’s recommend planting seedlings as our
because one is in Wisconsin and the season is sporadic as to heat and cold.
other is in South Dakota. In the spring our nights
If perennials can with- are cool and days warm.
stand their winters, they This means the plant shuts
can withstand ours. Tose down at night and stops
two states get more win- growing. The next day
ter moisture than we do when the sun warms it
but less spring moisture. starts growing again. This
If[Y_Wb>eb_ZWoFWYaW][i\ehed[ The AAS winners are
not perennials although
delays growth as well as
blooming. Set this one out
ehHecWdY[\eh( violas winter over very as a bedding plant.
=_\j9[hj_ÅYWj[i7lW_bWXb[ nicely for us. If you are an eggplant
The viola is called lover Hansel may be for
Skippy. It’s plum colored you. Hansel has very
on the outer edges with few seeds. The purple
a golden center. They skin does not have to be
grow to six inches in removed to avoid bitter-
height and eight inches in width. If ness. Fruit can be harvested at three
you plant seeds it will be l0 weeks inches but also can be left on the
M[bbd[ii9[dj[hIfW from seeding to bloom. Plant where plant till it’s l0 inches and it won’t
)&)#*--#',+(š+&(&M$(/j^7l[$":[dl[h"9E.&('( these flowers will get some summer
shade during our hottest weather. In
get tough. Little Fingers and Orient
Express have many of the same qual-
mmm$Wd[mif_h_j$Yec the fall when the weather cools they ities if you can’t find Hansel.***
should begin blooming again and -- Beverly Newton
8[ije\M[ijehZ"+(.&WdZ9^Wdd[b-7B_ij bloom till frost. If you buy plants

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Beetles shed light on Take our tracks to

evolutionary success make your tracks.
Most modern-day groups of beetles 1,880 beetle species, the scientists were
have been around since the time of the able to group beetle species that are
dinosaurs and have been diversifying descended from a common ancestor,
ever since, says new research out in the enabling them to build an evolution-
journal Science. ary tree for all the species included. This winter, escape the crush of I-70 traffic.
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origi- t h e appearance of
nated, the first flower-
a n d ing plants.
h a v e Beetles
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Arsenal clean-up delayed by

Pollution and contamination from nest so that agreement on damages
the Rocky Mountain Arsenal site and compensation can be reached
have been a Denver issue for more as soon as possible and restoration
than three decades. can begin,” the mayors added. “Oil
As development north of I-70 company profits being what they are
in Stapleton continues apace, the these days, and in light of the find-
urgency to get deals done so envi- ings in the State’s assessment plan,
ronmental mitigation can begin we believe Shell should be willing
grows. to move quickly to compensate
Mayors from three metro Denver our communities for the damage to
communities have urged the Shell wildlife and the environment that
Oil Company to quickly finalize set- occurred as a result of the compa-
tlement negotiations with the State ny’s activities at the Arsenal.”
of Colorado regarding compensation All three mayors are from com-
for natural resource damage at the munities that surround the Arsenal
site.  All three also have signed on
to an ambitious plan for restoring
Rocky Mountain Arsenal and preserving a greenway around
National Wildlife Refuge the site. Funding for that effort is
Rocky Mountain Arsenal expected to come in part from the
National Wildlife Refuge settlement between Shell and the
State of Colorado.
(NWR), located 10  From 1942 through the 1970s, the
minutes from downtown federal government used the Arsenal
Denver, is nearly 17,000 to produce and later demilitarize
acres, making it one of chemical weapons such as mustard
the largest urban wildlife agent and nerve gas.  Shell Oil used
the property from 1952 to 1982 to
refuges in the United produce various pesticides.  Under
States. It consists of federal Superfund law, Shell and
open lakes, wetlands, the Army are required to clean up
prairie grasslands, and the contamination and pay for natu-
ral resource damages. Cleanup has
been ongoing for many years and is
scheduled to be completed in 2010. 
State officials have been negotiating
Rocky Mountain Arsenal, so that res- with Shell Oil and the federal gov-
toration efforts may begin. ernment for several months to reach
The action follows the release late agreement on natural resource dam-
last month of a State report detail- ages and related compensation to the
ing environmental damage at the State. 
Arsenal. That report, the Natural  State officials have said any
Resource Damage Assessment Plan recoveries gained through a settle-
(NRDA), describes significant harm ment would be used to replace,
to environmental resources on and restore or acquire natural resources
off the Arsenal site, most notably through initiatives such as the
contaminated groundwater, injured Northeast Greenway Corridor proj-
wildlife, and depleted habitat. The ect announced in 2004.  That project
assessment plan was issued Oct. 29 will create a 150-mile network of
by Colorado Attorney General John greenways, trails, and open spaces
Suthers and Colorado Department surrounding the Rocky Mountain
of Public Health and Environment Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
(CDPHE) Executive Director Jim and extending from Denver to
Martin.  The plan is available online Brighton, and from Commerce City
at to Aurora.   
plan.htm.  When completed, the Greenway
Calling the State’s report a will be one of the most expansive
“wake-up call to Shell Oil,” Aurora urban recreational trail and ripar-
Mayor Ed Tauer, Brighton Mayor Jan ian corridor networks in the country.
Pawlowski and Denver Mayor John The project will preserve and restore
Hickenlooper said the report “could a system of stream and river cor-
not be more clear that the natural ridors, riparian ecosystems, wildlife
resource damage in and around the movement routes, and recreational
Arsenal is substantial. We are calling trails in the state’s fastest growing
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Denver Public Library branch
locations have offered Basic
Computer Skills courses to
Get Organized! adults ages 18 and up. Basic
Computer Skills courses are
Denver Bookbinding free and open to the public.
Currently, Basic Computer
Company Skills sessions are offered
can convert at seven of the library sys-
tem's locations; due to their
Arturo Lopez and Maria Meraz
40 CD jewel cases popularity, course sizes are
limited to 14 students per with their children Axel and
into ONE custom Anything session, and availability is Ashley at the Ross-Barnum
based on earliest arrivals. branch library. Mr. Lopez and
made binder that has but Maria Meraz (featured), Ms. Meraz attend the Ross-
your own title printed a student who has regu- Barnum Saturday morning Basic
Ordinary larly attended the Saturday Computer Skills class, while their
on the spine, morning class at the Ross-
children attend the concurrent
Barnum Branch Library, says
in your color and Phone: (720)941-7600 her biggest accomplishment children’s program, which is
this year has been e-mailing often presented by the Denver
choice of materials! Fax: (720)941-7601 friends and family who do Art Museum or the Museo de las
not live in Denver. This week Americas. alone, she has close to 30
Come see us at messages from Mexico. Her
husband, Arturo Lopez, attend- browsing habits." ed his fourth Basic Computer Mr. Lopez agreed, and added
Skills session recently and also that because many applications
or -ER
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Will Smith, who teaches com-
says, "E-mailing our family and
friends is faster, cheaper, and
puter usage trainings at three more convenient than mailing
Denver Public Library loca- letters!" The family hopes the
and tions, "parents want to learn New Year will bring them a
how to use computers because new computer for home use.
know where their children are using them;
learning these skills enables
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Following is an outline of Basic Computer Classes offered at DPL

branch locations including: Ross-Barnum (720-865-0145), Hadley (720-

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Powering on and off, mouse skills, highlighting and selecting, minimiz-
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Class 2: Mouse and Machine II
Pracitc using a computer Morse, accuracy, opening programs, per-
forming basic word processing commands, navigating document
Class 3: Documents and Data
Creating and working with Microsoft Word documents. Using toolbars
to change fonts, text size, and color, as well as cutting and pasting.
Class 4: Save, Store, Print
Saving, storing and moving documents. Tracking versions, saving mul-
tiple copies, transferring work to CD, DVD, flash drive or remote
memory. Troubleshooting printing problems, including sending docu-
ments to print and using the print monitor.
Class 5: Internet I
Becoming comfortable with the key terms and techniques needed to
navigate Web sites and locating information online.
Class 6: E-mail I
Opening an e-mail account, creating workable online address book(s),
and learning how to send and receive messages. Mailbox organization tips
also will be provided.
For program schedules, please call listed branch library locations for
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January 18, 2008 Page 21

Oil and You in the New Year 


Complaining about gas prices at Third, many of these oil-rich 

$3.00 a gallon at the pump may soon nations need their own oil to fuel their 
be forgotten as the price of oil contin- own economies instead of exporting 

ues to soar. Unlike the frantic situa- it. They are growing so rapidly and 
tions observed in1973 or 1980, today becoming so wealthy that they are 
I do not see huge lines of cars in any building indoor ski resorts in the 
gas stations waiting for hours to fill middle of the desert! We’re seeing 
their gas tanks or people stocking up them build the world’s tallest build-
their own reserves of gasoline. Nor ings, not to mention many other 
do I see any politicians proposing world attractions. 
gasoline rationing. The truth is, we Finally, as I elaborated on in last
complain about the price of gas, but month’s article, the dollar is in a free
it hasn’t really affected our lifestyle. fall. Since oil is priced in dollars, as
We still drive SUVs, and heat our our dollar keeps falling, oil prices
homes to 72+ degrees for comfort. will keep rising.
Prices adjusted for inflation in 1973 As an investor, what can you
and 1980 are roughly $3.07, which is do? For starters, you could invest
comparable to those gasoline prices in oil related investments. These
of today. However, our economy is can include energy mutual funds,
not as dependent on oil as we were energy company stocks, and direct
thirty years ago. According to the participation programs (DPPs), some
Energy Information Administration, which can provide tax benefits. One
in 1981 the United States devoted of the tax benefits that may be avail-
14% of its GDP (Gross Domestic able from certain types of DPPs is
Product) to energy, while in 2006 that
number was only 9%. This lower
dependency is due to the fact that
the ability to write off the intan-
gible drilling costs (IDCs). IDCs are
expenses that may be deducted in
our economy is not devoted as much
to manufacturing as it was in the
the year the wells are drilled. These
expenses include labor, drilling rig  

past, but has transitioned its focus time, hauling, and other items that
more towards service-oriented jobs have no salvage value but are neces-

which require less capital resources sary for drilling. IDCs also represent
and pay more money to you and 60%-80% of the well cost, which
me. On January 2, 2008, oil topped would be a current deduction to the
the $100 per barrel mark for the first investor. As an example, if an inves-
time in history. Will you remember tor invested $100,000 into a drilling

where you were when it happened? program and it was determined 75%

Probably not. of the cost was intangible, $75,000 )
The question that remains is, would be deductible from your gross
“Where is oil headed?” Without income for the current year, with
regurgitating facts that will make the tangible drilling costs of $25,000
$ "

your eyes glaze over, I would rather depreciated over the next seven
focus on the macro economic fac- years. Not a bad deal, especially if
tors at hand. First, China, India, you pay alternative minimum tax
Brazil, Eastern Europe, and Russia and can use the deduction to offset
are growing by leaps and bounds. some of the taxes due. As an inves-
Included in their growth is a massive tor, you have to keep in mind that oil
demand for oil. According to the investments such as DPPs are specu-
Energy Information Administration, lative, involve a high degree of risk,
world oil demand will increase by and are illiquid. In addition, energy
37% by 2030. I believe this is a drastic funds and DPP programs are offered
understatement and must be conser- through prospectus, which you as
vative to meet governmental guide- an investor should read thoroughly
lines. Many analysts do not want
to comment on oil, especially for the
before you invest.
Remember, you can complain

larger investment firms, because talk
of $125 or $150 a barrel would cause
about the price of oil or gas, but
you still have to heat your home   
hysteria and panic among investors. and drive to work. Oil is a cost you 

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