Author Topic: A Cop Without a Plan. The United States relied solely on its military might in ending conflicts for far too long a time. That now haunts them (From Germany)  (Read 375 times)

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« Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 05:27:59 PM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Of course this implies that the Middle East in general would be such a much nicer place had mean old W simply left that Lion of Peace, Saddam Hussein, comfortably in charge of Iraq.

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Obama has other options. It doesn't have to be war or nothing: A well-functioning network with other nations that have interests other than American ones could help defuse complicated crises.

What nations would that be?  The corrupt, incompetent bumblers in Europe who'd rather sell Ukraine down the river lest they disturb their business dealings with Russia?  Fat chance.

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What nations would that be?  The corrupt, incompetent bumblers in Europe who'd rather sell Ukraine down the river lest they disturb their business dealings with Russia?  Fat chance.

It's not as if we can actually trust the US at the moment.
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It's not as if we can actually trust the US at the moment.

Really??  Is Britain going to step up and send troops to Iraq??

Didn't think so.....

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It's not as if we can actually trust the US at the moment.


thing is, we can't either, at least not for the next 2-1/2 years!  :smokin:


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