New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) Famed American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson today said the US was isolated globally due to its flawed foreign policies while its terror ally Pakistan had become the most dangerous place in the world.
''The United States is a great and blessed nation but Americans constitute just six per cent of the human race. It should take along the entire world consisting of Asians, Africans and non Christians among others. We should be a source of support,'' Rev Jackson told reporters here today.
The US' war in Iraq was based on lies about weapons of mass destruction and links to al Qaeda and launched after dismissing the work of qualified international inspectors, he said.
''Billions of dollars were spent and countless lives lost...we lost moral authority. To be a military superpower but lack moral authority is to be bankrupt,'' he said.
The US was becoming increasingly isolated as its policies in Afghanistan and Iraq had taken a huge toll of lives in the countries, he said.
''Today even the Americans agree that the war in Iraq was not the right choice. Presidential candidates Hilhary Clinton and Barack Obama agreed that the war was an error.'' The US has been left with too few friends as it was being seen as hobnobbing with some military regimes and not embracing the masses, Rev Jackson said.
Emphasising the importance of conflict resolution, he said after the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan had become the most dangerous place in the world.
''In the mountains there is Taliban, may be Osama bin Laden and the country has been accused of nuclear proliferation...the government is unstable because of inner turmoil,'' he said.
Peace in Pakistan through negotiation rather than confrontation is essential for security and stability in the world, Rev Jackson added.
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