Well before Iraq war, Hunter Thompson wrote:
"We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world - a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us ... George W. Bush does not speak for me or my son or my mother or my friends or the people I respect in this world." From an appreciation by Paul Theroux.