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Fighting the Last War

cokechang Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 12:56 AM
Ann, you sound a lot like Ron Paul in this article
Panda Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 1:03 AM
Yes, she does.

Of course, while I don't go as far as Paul--he seems prone to blaming America for the actions of radical Islamists--I do agree that we can't afford to be the world cop. I just think it's crazy that we're guarding borders all over the world, but we can't guard our own.
In a fast-changing world, a common mistake is to keep fighting the last war.

For example, why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit.

For years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America, Democrats hysterically bemoaned any military action, especially in Iraq. They claimed to have many precious objections, but the truth was, they thought we deserved the attack -- or at best, both sides were at...