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The Risks of Retreat

Judy S Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:31 PM
usmc...how right you are. Now if we could just find a way for the marines to protect us from our "own" president, we'd be on much safer ground.
Original Saepe_Expertus Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:33 PM
Good observation, Judy. To that I would humbly add...it's spelled Marine; a VERY proper noun. :-)

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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