asknot...we can talk about them all we want, but that may only really appeal to Fred as he seems to justify his posts by reciting history. there is nothing wrong in that but justification for continuing bad policies and just saying..."well look at what they did" is absurd. the thing about Syria is that he painted himself into a corner and had to find a way out and did so in a rather slimy way by trying to lie. this president must think everyone is so insanely in love with him that he can treat us like his biatch and blatantly lie then think he will get away with it. i do not dwell on the bad decisions i have made in the past and i wished that others would not cloud the garbage going on today by being mired in the past. regarding terrorists hating us...they seem to hate everyone but themselves...it has nothing to do with us per se. they are like ground hornets...one wrong move and you are toast. intervention in world politics is tricky to say the least. we have been sending
they don't need them and can't use them. Or the sub hunting planes being delivered from Italy that go straight to the military graveyard, NEVER to fly. etc etc.
I unerstand your wanting us to be the old FU USA where we shoot first and ask questions later, but I think the world is changing and very soon, we won't be able to do that! Other countries are rapidly gaining military strength that eventually will equal ours. Do we want to be approachable to them and have them like us, or do we want them to be afraid of us and feel belittled by us? I just think the world is changing and our old ways aren't viable anymore. War in the near future isn't gonna be fought solely with muscle, its gonna be waged by geeks behind a computer.
So are you saying Hillary 2016??? lol
LTS, I get your dislike of talking about previous administrations, but it has a direct affect on what we can and should do today. Iraq stretched our military thin, as the leaders stated. Our men and women have been deployed enough recently. I understand your sentiments on being world leaders and the police, but I think we need to maybe do what he's doing and let more things get settled "locally" like he is with Syria. I think us meddling in everyones business has created the terrorists hate for us over many decades. If we are going to be the world police, I think we need to do it alot more wisely and fairly than in the past. There are many atrocities in the world we tend to turn a blind eye too, while we intervene in others.
And yes, both parties rob from the people with military contracts. Imagine how strong our military would be if there wasn't so much waste and bloated contracts. As witnessed by 2 R's and 1 D in Ohio forcing through more Abrams tanks even though the Army
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step up and be prepared to make the hard calls. we need someone cold, hard and ruthless...sounds like Hillary...egad..better go back to bed...it must be a nightmare. stay warm!!!
perceived as the policeman of the world has its own set of problems. mainly...when do we intercede and when do we allow the events to take their course? we are undoubtedly the leader when it comes to humanitarian aid as well as putting our men and women in harms way to either benefit ourselves or our friends and neighbors in the world. i do believe the president mentioned in his oath his solemn duty to protect the U.S. from enemies within and abroad...not provide welfare to its citizens. when handing out the blame for excessive military speanding, please do not forget there is another party that doesn't mind dipping into the military complex trough for their own benefit. the big question that always looms is when do we exercise our might and influence in sovereign countries activities and when do we stay on the sideline. unfortunately not everyone can sit on the political fence and only make the easy decisions. hard decisions always come with conseqences. we need strong leaders to st
good morning asknot...feel free to utilize as many comment blocks as you need to express your thoughts. i can read and comprehend fairly quickly...depending on the time of day. i am somewhat dismayed that the problems that we are going through now are always compared to the administration before rather than against where we would like to see them go. other than changing to more of a covert war and trying to keep his hands from being perceived as bloody, this administration has seemed to be focued on gaining a concensus from the world which is ineffective to say the least. we can all sit around and discuss the mess or someone can step in and clean it up. his appeasement form of leadership in world has made us appear very weak. in times of crisis, everyone migrates to stength and confidence. you can hardly say this is the case with this administration. no need to compare with previous...just read the opinions from the nations newspapers from around the world...and you have. being percei
they don't have the necessary support! Thats a hypocrisy that kills me about R's. Blind faith when it comes to war. No questions asked, open check book and away ya go, when it comes to the military. Yet, some people are taking advantage of welfare and its a battle. Even though that $40B cut everyone is cheering about was about 5 days of cost in the Iraq war! And its 1 over budget military deal that is just looked over.
lol LTS, ya just asked me to write a book;)
That's a very loaded and difficult question to answer! While I agree that this administration has made many mistakes in overseas dealings, I'm not sure its much worse than those before them! I think alot of it is solely because of the information world we now live in where everybody can know everything in the blink of an eye.
My point about the other countries is our hypocrisy of interference why X country and Y country when it comes to human rights and "terror". We wonder why we are hated when we intervene in one place and turn a blind eye to atrocities much more severe in others. Millions upon millions are murdered raped and starving in African nations, and we do virtually nothing. Syria is a nightmare, and we just let the killing go on. Americans are imprisoned wrongly IMO in Iran, and nothing. But yet we waste American lives on a war that was not needed, and forget for years about the war that was, while Americans are killed
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asknot...your assessment may untimately turn out to be the case. so what in your mind warrants, from this administration, the perpetuation and escalation of the many policies that have been continued as well as the problems in Africa...et al? the current administration does not have a stellar track record in regards to international management. if anything we appear to have allowed our postition in the world to be degraded and yes i do believe we should be the number one nation...period.
moderation, the right must be the only ones that "poop" since you rarely if ever seem to call out the venerable left on their mistakes. anyway....thank you, but like you, i just offer a viewpoint and it is as important as anyone elses. i appreciate your input and have ever since i began posting to this site.
fair enough. back to the game...brrrrrr.
lts- I think you are doing a fine job of educating the left by yourself. By the way, I am not as liberal as you like to suggest.But if something smells like poop,I will call it poop.
Just caught the end of that. Looked rough! Can't wait to see those boys try to play the next game in those conditions.
LTS, I think why we went to war in Iraq was a line of BS after BS, and I think we ran it horribly while cheneys Halliburton robbed us of billions with shoddy work, and crappy supplies. US men and women being zapped with electric and given tainted water while their work crumbled! Sorry, I think it was an intentional scam. We went to war under a guise of terror, when we all know saddam had nothing to do with 911 and wasn't really a threat at that point. A while Iran was building up, and millions of people were dying of genocide in Africa. Sorry the whole situation makes me irate. Thousands dead because of ego and BS!
bengals-charger game...sorry about that.
difference...they are not in power but he is.
*mere....happy fingers sorry. man that bengals-cincy game sure looks nasty...weather-wise.
no... what i am saying is that Saddam did have weapons of mass destruction by todays liberal definition for weapons of mass destruction. do you disagree? it was admitted after the fact that 90-95% of his chemical weapons had been accounted for. would you say that a meer minimum 5% of a rather large supply would be harmful? either way... i am not offering justification, just clarification of a term. now if the term only applies to chemical, biological and nuclear weapons then you may wish to educate your left leaning friends as they have hi-jacked the definition to further their agenda.
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