"Nobel laureate Doris Lessing said the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States were "not that terrible" when compared with attacks by the IRA in Britain.
"September 11 was terrible, but if one goes back over the history of the IRA, what happened to the Americans wasn't that terrible," the Nobel Literature Prize winner told the leading Spanish daily El Pais.
"Some Americans will think I'm crazy. Many people died, two prominent buildings fell, but it was neither as terrible nor as extraordinary as they think. They're a very naive people, or they pretend to be," she said in an interview published Sunday.
"Do you know what people forget? That the IRA attacked with bombs against our government; it killed several people while a Conservative congress was being held and in which the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was (attending). People forget," she said..." (source)
Okay, here's the difference Ms. Nobel Laureate. America was not involved in a civil war. America didn't colonize another country that didn't want to be under our control and was striking back. America didn't spawn al Qaeda. We get accused of wanting to take over the world, yet we haven't taken over anyone. We don't hold two countries that don't want to be held under our government. All we did was believe in free trade and capitalism and women's rights. Quite a difference if you ask me.