people have forgotten that there was a strong faction of the american public that agreed to defend this nation and not to intervene all over the world.
republicans are talking about islamo fascism and democrats are talking about policing the world too.
what is happening to this country? isn't it time to bring back some very reasonable policies?
all we are doing is undermining our own national boundaries and opening the door for an organization like the UN to place troops in this country.
to claim we have the moral authority because we are "America" is just preposterous.
Just as claiming one is the "UN" doesn't give them the authority to place troops anywhere they see fit.3 AnswersElections1 decade ago
Among the Democratic Party's liberal antiwar wing, hopes were high that Barack Obama would become their voice when he made an impressive speech in which he called attention to the likely consequences of an invasion and characterized the entire project as a "dumb war." At last! A Democrat with the guts to call out the Bush administration in no uncertain terms!
Alas, it was not to be…
He was against the war during the campaign for the Senate seat he now occupies, but once he got into office he came around to the War Party's position, one that closely mimics warhawk John McCain's "we're in it and we gotta win it" stance.
Obama told reporters, "On Iraq, on paper, there's not as much difference, I think, between the Bush administration and a Kerry administration as there would have been a year ago." He added, "There's not that much difference between my position and George Bush's position at this stage. The difference, in my mind, is who's in a position to execute."9 AnswersElections1 decade ago
Do you think Osama bin Laden cares how many innocent Afghans are killed?
Why would he? Every dead Afghan is another argument for his crusade.
Hundreds of millions of people in the Third World already hate the U.S. — for bombing Iraq, for interfering in the Middle East, for keeping troops in a hundred countries, for propping up dictators who support American policies.
In the same way, ten years of U.S. bombing Iraq hasn't forced Saddam Hussein to change his policies. Why should it? The bombs make his stubbornness more popular at home.
By definition, terrorism is the brutalizing of innocent people in order to cause changes in official policy. So terrorists don't care how many innocent people are killed on either side. And every one of their own who dies causes more people to support the terrorists.
The root fallacy in the War on Terrorism is the idea that we have no choice but to fight people who won't rest until they destroy us.21 AnswersOther - Politics & Government1 decade ago
What makes America great is the whole idea of liberalism.
The 'liberals' today think we should expand the scope of government to include a whole mess of programs because it is claimed that everyone has a 'right' to certain services.
Bring back local control!
Don't allow the 'liberals' to pervert a good philosophy.
We have a limited constitutional republic. A republican form of government. It's purpose is to defend individual liberty. Promote freedom through laissez-faire principle.
Classical liberalism is not neo liberalism or the neo conservative.
It is not the platform of either the republicans or the democrats.
It is more aligned with libertarianism.
Self ownership and the non-aggression principle.
If you don't agree. Good luck trying to control people through force and mind control.1 AnswerOther - Politics & Government1 decade ago
Isnt it obvious that the person best suited to govern you, 'is you'.3 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
Doesn't this undermine this country's concept of personal liberty?
How can we claim to uphold this principle in our own house and then throw it out the window when we're in someone else's house?
Doesn't this underly many of the issues we face as citizens today? And why we are criticized abroad?8 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
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"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. "14 AnswersGovernment1 decade ago
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