Originally Posted by W*GS
That's precisely why so many Arabs and Muslims hate us.
"Stability" over freedom, liberty, and all the principles of our nation.
"I dont care if Assad is a tyrant or a murderer." - 'nuff said.
You are certainly entitled to your view. I don't share it. Trying to export our values of government into societies with no long held history of democracy or strong political institutions like judiciary's or legislatures often end up in mob rule. To create a successful democratic system requires decades or longer of established institutions in place and it also requires a public willing to engage in rational discourse to find solutions to problems. In other words, it's not for everyone. Our FP should be no different than anyone else's....ie to protect our interests. If we can help eliminate human suffering that's great too.....so long as it doesn't conflict with preserving stability or our interests.
You have to take emotion out of this.