posted on Jun, 13 2004 @ 07:45 AM
Originally posted by J0HNSmith
So you think we shouldn't fight the war on terror? Maybe just ignore the problem and it'll go away? You think we should down size the military? What
if someone attacked your country, who do you think would be fighting that war?
What failing public services are you talking about?
Well France and Germany are entitled to their opinions, but the motivation in France to not back the US was political NOT moral. We have the right to
sanctions anyone we please, just like France and Germany have to right to vote any way they please.
You shouldn't be ashamed that your ancestors founded the US, it's the greatest country on the planet. I don't think there is a problem with the way
the US is governed, yes it could use some changes but there is no such thing as a perfect government.
There is nothing wrong with the way we as a nation look at the rest of the world, that is a racist anti-american stereotype and by lumping all
Americans into one catorgory like that makes you look ignorant and racist.
When you think of the millions of Muslims that hate the US, also remember if the US wasn't around their hate would be directed toward you and any
other western culture. It's western morels and values that they hate, it's that we don't pray to their god that they hate. It's that we are
different that they hate. Look at spain, they did nothing and still got bombed. It's hatred of western culture, not JUST the US.
The "war on terror" is pointless, cannot be won, and would never have come about had it not been for the imposition of American "culture" on the
rest of the world. The US always intervenes wherever it chooses, especially where its own interests will benefit. This aggressive, bordering on
imperialistic foreign policy is what makes you unpopular, and what causes attacks by Islamic fundamentalists. If you didn't force western value down
their throats, they'd have nothing to hate.
If someone attacks my
country, it will be because of our government's unpopular support for the American Empire, and it would make me furious
if British citizens died on our own land as a result of Bush's irrational use of military force. The terrorists must be stopped, but invading
countries to which they have no connection is not the way to do it.
I think you should downsize your military because you have far too much power and influence over the rest of the world. I also have concern for the
poor people in the US who have to pay huge medical bills when they are ill, and the children who struggle to succeed in the under funded inner-city
state schools. The US spends more on it's military than the rest of the world put together. That money could be put to far better use.
You just proved with your statement that America is "the greatest country on the planet" that there is a problem with your outlook on the rest of
the world. You see yourselves as superior and think that you have the right to impose your supposedly superior values on the rest of us because the
rest of the world, to you, is "backward". I'm not lumping all Americans together, just the ones with opinions such as yourself. I understand that
many of your countrymen disagree with US foreign policy. And even if I was to lump all Americans together, that wouldn't be racist. Xenophobic
maybe, but not racist.
Spain was targeted because their government, as in the UK, supported Bush and sent troops to Iraq, against the will of the majority of the population.
The were attacked, and the following week a socialist government was elected, and Spain pulled out of Iraq. If only the same would happen here.