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NikS asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 5 years ago

Why do people assume the USA has the luxury to "stay out of international affairs"?

We are mot Switzerland people, we are the united states of America, a superpower and at the center of the world's stage. Its ignorant to think or believe that our country should remain silent on international issues and not get involved in disputes around the globe. WE have an obligation to the world and when we remain silent, we appear weak' Obama has made this nation weak; not hard to understand.

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    Thanks to the Kennedy Doctrine of uniform intervention into the affairs of every country in the world, staying out of international affairs is not an option for us.

    Democrats are constantly dragging us into the affairs of other countries, even if they have to lie to do it:

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    President Clinton orders attack on Iraq in 1998

  • 5 years ago

    I don't think America is weak by preserving their ability to offer

    military assistance until it is for a very good reason. They look weak

    when they invade a country and stay for decades without a real

    cause just fighting other country's battles without assessing the need

    whether it's Political or for security either way on somebody else's turf

    it should be a necessity and/or life and death situation such as the

    crisis in Iraq right now and even with that America should go with

    caution not to encourage decades of fighting with no exit plan.

    The Military cannot put another country's government in place they

    have to do that, because their platform is not a Democracy. Every

    country has it's own defense force in place to handle any kind of

    disturbance within so looking weak and being weak are two different

    meanings all together. I think people should learn by their mistakes.

    Fools rush in where wise men fear to go! and that is not weakness

    by any stretch of imagination.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    We have no obligation to help anyone, financially or militarily. I would rather we be a sleeping giant than a superpower, the Julii Caesares of the world always fall but the Augusti never die. If we continue to be a superpower and force ourselves into everyone's business and declare ourselves rulers of the world we will attract animosity and be destroyed either through internal struggle or war. If we stay in the shadow and exercise our power only when absolutely necessary to protect ourselves and our friends we will prevail. Imperialist superpowers rarely last long or have a peaceful decline.

  • None
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Of course the USA has the luxury of staying out of international affairs. Unfortunately, the longer term cost of that luxury is incalculable.

    • Lv 6
      5 years agoReport

      that created anti-american sentiment across the entirety of the middle east.

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  • 5 years ago

    We have the luxury of staying out of foreign affairs. We choose not to. It's not 'we the people' who choose but the handful of crooked politicians that do. Just because we can intervene does not mean we have to and certainly does not mean that our intervention is choosing the right side either.

  • Edward
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    When we have to borrow 47 cents of every spending dollar to be Santa an the worlds Policeman it time to rethink that position.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The only people who think that are Liberals, most of these people don't think, to much smoking of the Marijuana plant.

  • 5 years ago

    Because it's wasted resources and people everytime we intervene one someone's behalf. Let the Europeans kill eachother, let the Muslims kill eachother. Not our business

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    very well said nikki

    we as a superpower are expected to react to conflicts

    when we don't you hear others saying where are the americans

  • 5 years ago

    It would be nice if we could. But in grown-up land, staying out of international affairs is a suicide pact.

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