A four day symposium, sponsored by the Club of Madrid, is looking at the causes of terrorism and discussing how to stop it. Some of the delegates appear not to see the US as the beacon of peace and freedom:
"'A nation like the United States cannot speak of liberty and democracy, while at the same time weakening the United Nations,' said Brazil's former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso in his inaugural address to the conference.
'Unilateralism weakens the international system and increases uncertainty,' Cardoso said, responding to a speech by U.S. President George W. Bush. 'A war like the one in Iraq must not be repeated,' Cardoso said. Cordoso is president of the Club of Madrid."