Oh yes, that's a good point. Imagine if you had a small country but the United States would back you no matter what you do. No matter how many UN resolutions get passed against your country, the good ol' US will back you up and veto em, then send you all the money and military support you could ask for. And what you don't get from America, you go to Germany and ask for more holocaust reparations.Vader218 wrote:TMTM wrote:That's right, shift focus to more important domestic issues.the US should disband its military so we can afford universal health care
I have no figures on what these Bush-wars cost you daily, but I think it's a significant amount.
I think that Israel is more willing to cooperate with regional countries like Egypt and Jordan (and even Syria) when it feels that it doesn't have full (unquestioned) support of the US.
Why the hell would you waste time being diplomatic with your neighbors?
Israel is actually one of the world's human trafficking capitals. I believe that was the first thing America EVER condemned Israel for, so the Israeli cops began to enforce some of the laws against it...
I think the worst aspect of our unrelenting support of Israel is that we wonder why the Arabs are sending planes into our buildings, when we go and unconditionally back a hostile enemy of theirs. Not to say the Arabs are never at fault of course, but we *condemn* them when they commit wrongs. Not the Israelis.
Nobody is going to fly a plane into a building because they "hate freedom,"
like Bush would like you to think...
Right on man, I'm not a libertarian but I definitely respect what you guys have to say- it is much better than the dems and reps. I backed Ron Paul but unfortunately he's toast, but I would be more than happy with a Libertarian in charge. Personally I fall more in line with the Constitution Party.Craig A Yope wrote:Actually, the worst thing about this thread is the fact that the poll only has two choices.
That is the biggest indictment of our country right there.
From my personal standpoint, they are really just two shades of the same problem- Big Government.
It is just big government one way or the other.
At least the Democrat state that they want to grow it bigger with all their "socialist" programs. The Republicans talk a good game, but always seem to find a way to grow government too.
In the end, neither of these entities really want to shrink the size of government because that would hurt the special interest groups that they represent. They are there to keep their backers happy.
And remember, the only person they should be working for is the individual citizen, but that seems to be the only person they aren't listening to.