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Originally posted by GlobalDisorder
If a global event, related to international bickering broke out, someone dropped a bomb unexpecidaley, someone sank a aircraft carrier..
Do you trust Bush and his Admin to make the right decision in trying to Avert global conflict? would he make the correct decisions a US president SHOULD MAKE ?
Do you have confidence in your president takign into account his previous actions?
Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
I remember when Kennedy averted war with the U.S.S.R. over Cuba. But J.F.K. could have just as easily been involved in a war with the U.S.S.R., it was that close. Essentially, the Cuban missile crisis came down to a position where someone had to blink first. Thankfully, Kruschev blinked. J.F.K. sure didn't seem like he was going to blink -- period. At the same time, don't rush and give the "shoe-wielding" leader of the Soviet Union any credit for "averting" WWIII. Old Nikita really didn't have any other option. Yes, he could have just clenched his teeth and pushed the button but the U.S.S.R. really wasn't in any position to get into a "shooting war........remember the term "missile gap"? The U.S. expressed their belief that the Russians were ahead of the U.S. in the number of missiles and warheads that they possessed. History revealed the opposite. The Americans had more missiles and warheads!
Originally posted by Nexus
And this has what to do with terrorism?
As already said, you can't drop a bomb on another counrty and expect to get away with it, and depending on the country you'd pay the price...