posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 12:52 PM
There should not be any US troops or mercenaries in ME
There should be whole lotta Drones in ME
Jokes apart...I do get MA's point. His focus is towards accountability. The soldiers only follow orders regardless of their political stance. It
is really the lack of accountability that leads to further escalations of turmoil and conflicts in the region upto certain extent (though majority of
it was planned years ahead). US is not the only country with national/economical interests in the region. There are many countries. Its just we
are more visible due to the percentage of contribution from US.
Ofcourse the best solution is to not be in the ME but if the 'geopolitics' require the presence/use of the US military, then unfortunately the
military doesn't have much choice except to follow the orders/plan. Idealism has diminished from almost every country when it comes to Politics. So
while I agree that we should let the ME nations take care of their own issues, unfortunately the reality is not as simple. Everything has to do with
Economy and ours isn't doing too good. War is generally and has been the only remedy for it unless we change our living standards drastically
(wages, salaries, profits, addictions of resources). Sadly many of us wouldn't work for peanuts nor would we alter our standards and/or lifestyles
according to our needs. This is a big subject in itself which I'm throwing it out there in a different tangent of thought process.