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Originally posted by IAF101
What we do in the world is our business, it only becomes yours if we decide to bomb Sydney or Perth or Melbourne. Till then, you should be more concerned about your country and its people and less about the US and its people and their rights.
Originally posted by md1978
The difference with America is that we are the big guy on the block...
Everyone feels it is their right to criticize us when we are engaged on the world scene and complain when we are not. How many times have you heard politicians in some country crying that American is not solving some world problem (Africa, Middle East, Aids, Cancer) then also complain that they don’t agree with us when we do. Come on, no other country in the world has given and sacrificed so much of it’s resources and lives saving and attempting to help other people. America is not perfect, but at least we try
Originally posted by resistancia
I think that the USA (government not the people) puts itself in the spotlight way more than necessary, it's like saying to the rest of the world 'we have all the answers, we have all the money, we will sort this out and we are in charge'...well I hate to be the one to break it to you...but the USA does NOT have all the answers and they are NOT in charge. Perhaps people in other countries may have more respect for the USA if it remained in the back seat occasionally and got it's domestic problems in order. If things were hunky dory on the domestic front well then maybe the USA would have some valuable input in world conflict
I am glad you admitted America is not perfect...no country is. And my country has suffered losses being an ally of yours, we have made sacrifices and lost good men too.
You mentioned that you are sick of your country getting a bad rap by people from 2nd rate powers...well I am sick of my 2nd rate power country being dictated to by the 'big guy on the block'.
Honestly, ask yourself this. How long will the USA be the 'big guy on the block'? In the end it is all about money and power. Money and power have a habit of dwindling eventually if used unwisely.