I am all in for giving the people humanitarian aid as long as we get to
distribute to the general population directly so the government doesn't
just use it to further oppress them, and so the general population knows we, the
USA, are helping them so when their government spouts hate speech against us,
the people won't believe it. Do you think they would agree to
that in return for aid? Wasn't it North Korea, in the
90's, that we offered to send food for the time needed to allow their crop
to mature, which would give them twice the yield. Instead they turned us down
and harvested prematurely, leading to shortages and more starvation during the
following year?We are so fortunate here that we can't imagine
such inhumanity, but there it is what their government does. For any aid to
actually help humanity, we need to make sure it bypasses the corrupt government.
Your're right on Real Maverick,There's nothing worse than
big government when it's not even yours.
Maverick,Korean intervention was initiated by Harry S. Truman -
DEM.so much for your repub theory.But then, you think
49% is a majoritySorry you cannot tell the difference between a
democratic republic and a despotically run nation.
I think what the right wing is purposely ignoring is the need to let sovereign
countries handle their problems without nanny US government intervention and
interference. Let N Korea and Iran be. How many more times must repubs force us
into nation building and wasting our own treasury and blood rather than focus on
our own country? Iraq and Afghanistan have been complete wastes.
John,you are equating the despots in N. Korea and Iran with Patrick Henry
and our revolutionaries? How insulting.You think the repressed
people living under these regimes WANT to ruled by tyrants so much that would
tell us to back-off? how incredulous.You cannot tell the difference
between our democratic republic and their despotic systems? How blind!Even China, Russia, and Pakistan have humane regimes compared to them.Sorry you are so blind that you cannot see the difference
I completely agree. Don't sanction them or Cuba, trade more with them. Drop
free computers in there with internet access so they can see the rest of the
world and what they are missing.
Probably because Iran and North Korea use there weapons to hurt there's and
other people's citizens. Sometimes a weak nation will call upon a strong
nation for help. I guess we should of left Hitler alone too.