While looking for answers to another question I cam across this from Ron Paul..thought it was interesting...
The reality is that our military presence on foreign soil is as offensive to the people that live there as armed Chinese troops would be if they were stationed in Texas. We would not stand for it here, but we have had a globe-straddling empire and a very intrusive foreign policy for decades that incites a lot of hatred and resentment toward us.
According to our own CIA, our meddling in the Middle East was the prime motivation for the horrific attacks on 9/11. But instead of reevaluating our foreign policy, we have simply escalated it. We had a right to go after those responsible for 9/11, to be sure, but why do so many Americans feel as if we have a right to a military presence in some 160 countries when we wouldn't stand for even one foreign base on our soil, for any reason?
Answer by Journey311 at 9:04 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:47 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
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Answer by tnmomofive at 10:05 AM on Oct. 17, 2010
71 Percent Of Iraqis Want U.S. Forces To Withdraw Within A Year'"
Yeah, well, I clicked on the "full report" at the bottom of your link, which is the BASIS for your comments/opinion...and, not surprisingly, the cover page of this 22 page PDF document states that this report or "demand for withdrawl" was not only written by "World Public Opinion.org" in conjunction with "Program on International Policy Attitutdes "PIPA," BUT it was finalized on September 27, 2006!!
I think this had more to do with this ACADEMIC group disliking BUSH, more than the issues at hand!! I guess Obama didn't read the document as he has followed through on Bush's timetable! :o)
By the way....who cares WHAT other countries think of us?! I don't think very highly of some other countries, do you think THEY care?!
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:24 AM on Oct. 17, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:28 AM on Oct. 17, 2010
It's not the law to look like Steve Erkel.
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 12:43 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
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Answer by donnareedonLSD at 9:11 PM on Oct. 16, 2010