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Originally posted by ShadesofGrey
The US has fixed most, if not all of the serious problems (e.g. disease, clean water etc) that could affect it, this is why it is such a prosperous nation.
So of course the US can police the world as I do not think that domestically it has anything to worry about.
By the way my definition of 'policing' the world means that the US intervenes when it's interests are at stake.
Originally posted by nyk537
I think more of the issue here is not whether or not the Iraqi people wanted democracy, but whether or not they wanted to live in fear of Islamic extremists forever.
My main concern with Iraq is not whether or not the country gets a democracy. It's whether or not the terrorists who control that area are squashed like the bugs they are.
All this bickering and arguing between our own country is only adding fuel to the fire for these people. They are beginning to see that we as a country, don't have what it takes to wait it out and finish the job. They believe they can wait us out, and eventually we will leave. And I promise you, if we just leave, the destruction and death there will me monstrous.
These Islamic extremists are the Nazis of this century. Most people refuse to see them that way, but they are. Our only hope here is to band together, and agree that we should kick things into high gear, and destroy this enemy.
Originally posted by tyranny22
I don't think there were any interests at stake in Iraq when we invaded it.
Originally posted by Chorlton
But my problem is, did anyone aske the Iraquis if they actually wanted democracy. Some people are quite happy living under a dictatorship.
You cant just suddenly invade a country and impose democracy on them after thousands of years of living under dictators and expect everything to be OK. Maybe they just dont want it and prfer to live under the rule of their Ayatollah's?...
...The UK, Europe and the US learned and earned democracy after hundreds of years of wars and murders and you cant wave a magic wand and say "OK weve killed the dictator" now start voting.