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Europe's Wishes Came True

Dianne87 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:47 AM
Everything Obama says and does should be of concern to intelligent, free thinking and freedom loving people everywhere. Focusing on Asia, Obama fashion, means reducing our Navy, that could easily decimate the current growing Chinese Navy, and seceding the freedom of the seas and shipping lanes to COMMUNIST China. Has no one even reacted to what China is doing to Japan and the desire to "own" the South China sea? Perhaps looking at an atlas every once and awhile should help bring into focus what the Islamic control of the Suez Canal and the Chinese control of the South China Sea would do to the American Navy's ability to promote freedom of the seas.
stangerinmyownland Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 12:34 PM
Well, gee, our new advertisements for the Navy on TV say we are "a force for good". Sort of makes me want to throw up in my mouth, but that's just an old RVN vet who cannot come to grips with the new world order and all of the kind people out there waiting to be our new best friends ever

Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion.

The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek economy...