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The Risks of Retreat

Alternet09 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 6:59 AM
Is it so hard to conceive that when you "lead from behind", you are no longer In a leadership role?
nawlins72 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 6:38 PM
"Is it so hard to conceive that when you "lead from behind", you are no longer In a leadership role?"

Is it that hard for conservatives to conceive that you cannot be a "Super Power" and a limited government. Our government got to super power status by spending itself into debt, conscripting Americans, interfering into the market, intervening into foreign affairs, and discarding the Constitution whenever it got in it's way. Nothing is stopping any of you to hop a plane and go fight for any cause you wish, using your own money. Stop robbing your neighbors to fund your agendas.
cchuba Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:21 AM
And what leadership role would that be, what business is it of ours trying to establish democracies all over the earth. I call that arrogance to think we understand all the local political factions and determining the good guy vs. the bad guys and throwing our weight around.
nawlins72 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 6:34 PM
big, please show us how courageous you are by taking all your income, give it to the government and go fight in whatever battle you choose.

WASHINGTON -- Declining national influence is a choice, and America seems to be making it.

What foreign policy practitioners politely call the "churn" of events is beginning to look more like chaos. Egypt teeters between the establishment of a democracy and the restoration of the caliphate. Syria melts away as an organized state and perhaps as a geographic fact. Iran is on the verge of building the Shiite bomb and igniting a sectarian nuclear arms race (and you thought a purely ideological nuclear arms race was scary). North Korea continues its bold experiment in proliferation and abnormal psychology.

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