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Is It Time to Come Home?

Buckeye4Constitution Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 11:53 AM
You are exactly right. How long before others respond to your posting accusing you of living in an alternate universe, being a Paulista, or being a Jew Hater? I have one brother who is a quadripalegic from a sniper's bullet in Iraq, and another who has a 2 week old daughter and 3 months left on a 12 month tour in Af-crapistan. Praying he comes home safely. It took my brother's tragedy to learn that just because we ARE the biggest kid on the block, it doesn't mean we should be involved in other people's business. Our foreign policy has historically been the ruin of empires. Why do we think we can escape the fate of all previous empires?
RyanM Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 12:07 PM
"You are exactly right. How long before others respond to your posting accusing you of living in an alternate universe, being a Paulista, or being a Jew Hater?"

Those are the only responses they have as they can't argue against facts and logic.

Sorry to hear about your brother. I hope the other one comes back to the world in one piece.

Is it not long past time to do a cost-benefit analysis of our involvement in the Middle and Near East?

In this brief century alone, we have fought the two longest wars in our history there, put our full moral authority behind an "Arab Spring" that brought down allies in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, and provided the air power that saved Benghazi and brought down Moammar Gadhafi.

Yet this week U.S. embassies were under siege in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, and U.S. diplomats were massacred in Benghazi.

The cost of our two wars is 6,500 dead, 40,000...