Originally Posted by Rohirrim
I'm opposed to the continuing war in Afghanistan and consider it as stupid and meaningless as Vietnam. I'm also opposed to the use of drones, except against known and verifiable terrorists. On the other hand, the warlords of Afghanistan gave sanctuary to Al Queda and they, in turn, brutally murdered three thousand innocent Americans, women and children included. Imagine sitting on one of those planes with your child? Everybody should learn this lesson, at home and abroad, export war and you may be importing it as well. Once war begins, all order is suspended.
9/11 was horrible. And is a testament to failed U.S. foreign policy, which has continued, and escalated to this day.
This is not to say that the U.S. should have no worldwide presence. I strongly believe in anti-nuclear proliferation, and protecting U.S. interests.
The only thing Obama on a global level is pissing everyone off even more. U.S. foreign policy, should be to use our enormous resources to foster peaceable economic relationships, and economic independence for all nations, not deliberately destablize them, just because their leaders are not in our pocket.
Is destablizing Somalia, just so they can't have an islamic government, even though Somalia is 98% muslim, necessary? No.
Are sanctions against Eritrea (50% muslim, 50% christian) necessary? No.
Is continued war in Afghanistan necessary, while we prop up a corrupt leader in Karzai? No.
Are drone bombing on weddings and funerals necessary? No.
Is involvement in Libya necessary? No.