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Originally posted by HostileApostle
I love the OPs logic.
Obama lost a debate, thus we are going to be attacked.
Thanks for the late night laugh.
Originally posted by Alxandro
Now that Debate #1 is on the books, it should now be apparent that Obama has got to go!
Originally posted by PatrickGarrow17
reply to post by sonnny1
That's true, but the gap is closing and wars are being fought more by ideological group than conventional nation states. Also, if all goes well and we're out of Afghanistan in a few years and the Iran situation doesn't explode, what good is our military if there's no enemy?
I think the world is realizing more and more that any large scale war will be a major setback for all. So, power is being defined economically in high proportion with each passing year.
That is what I mean by fighting the change in world power structure could be dangerous. The US may see our military as our only major competitive advantage and choose to use it in less than ethical ways. Which according to some has already been happening, and if it has then it is bound to increase. As I see it, this can only lead to bad things.
The point is that in terms of economic power China should be neck and neck with the US within 20 years.
Regardless if this happens or not, I still favor our president approaching other world leaders as equals. No need to push others around, America can do fine without bullying or asserting superiority.