posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 02:25 PM
Originally posted by MRGERBIK
Always remember that and U.S. is teetering on the brink of destruction while taking a imperial stance on presence in the Middle East.
Where is the evidence the US is teetering on the brink of destruction? I'm not talking anicdotal evidence of some random court case in the middle of
California either, nor the actions of one political figure who is easily replaced by elelections. Teetering on the brink is a bold statement, so
surely you have an example of a massive trend that cannot be reversed showing this impending doom to back up your bold claims.
Lets face it, if the US is teetering on the brink of destruction, and we have it better than virtually every country in the world with our freedoms,
rights, liberties, economic power, military power, and people power then where does that leave the rest of the world? How bad must it be for them not
to have it as good?
Sorry, your paranoia is not an accurate reflection of reality, and your facts and evidence, or more specifically lack thereof, is proof.
The War on Terror is a war of idealism, not a war won with guns. It is a war between those who believe in the equivilent of religous dictatorship with
no value on human life vs those who believe in freedom, liberty, and the value of people as power. The evidence in both Iraq and Afgahnistan shows
that freedom is what is winning, not only on the structural governmental level, which in any country is a slow, corrupt, cumbersome, diorganized mess
on virtually every level, but more quickly and apparently on the political hearts and minds level where the battle truly is waged.
Here is something for you to always remember. Every government is inefficient at best, a master of disaster on a good day, and can never satisify even
the most moderate of requirements for any issue. I agree Congressional oversight could help the problem, but that would be asking the US congress to
earn the people's votes, something rarely done in a two party system where ideology decides elections more than individuals do.