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I just hope any sucessor to bush is capable enough to repair the middle east by alternative means and to radically change US foreign policy.
And do what? Wait for the next attack? You see, that is the conuundrum that the United States has gotten itself into. There is no where to retreat. Pulling out of Iraq is not going to cease the hatred that these people have for us. As a matter of fact, as one poster already stated, if we were to pull out and Iraq falls even further into disarray,it's likely to cause them to hate us even more.
Originally posted by superpaul55
The United States invades, places a nasty puppet dictator to keep order, then leaves and controls by proxy. You have done it before and continue to do it. If you can't invade a state you economically sanction and surround them geographically until they all are knocking at the doors of death, then if you feel like it invade them or leave them to fester. This is your foreign policy.
Originally posted by marg6043
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Marg, for a country that has 300 million people in it, our military is not very large. I have heard estimates anywhere from 800,000 to 2 million military personnel. .
You know the reason we are in the place we are right now with the troops is because the cuts to our military by Clinton.
Originally posted by Jimmy1880
The American military somehow cannot understand that they are NOT at war with IRAQ they are at war with terrorism!
[edit on 20/1/07 by Jimmy1880]
Who bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki - doesn't matter we have democracy.
Originally posted by Halcy0n
Is there a way to report this superpaul guy to the moderators? All he is doing is hijacking this conversation to spread his anti-American Rhetoric. His agenda is not to debate any topic, but to dismantle any intelligent discussion so he can get a free shot at America. You fail Paul; your ideals are hypocritical and erroneous.