Published: Monday, Aug. 19 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
"This isn't just a bad policy. It's no policy at all." So
what would you have the United States do? Our interventions in the middle east
have created lasting catastrophes. The public rightly doesn't want any
armed U.S. interventions in either Egypt or Syria. You accuse the
administration of having no policy, yet you have no proposed policy. Could you
be more explicit?
"...America stood by."Nope, just Obama.
To say that the current POTUS has any idea about how to govern and/or lead is
exaggeration at it's worst. This POTUS is all about division and blame.
His claim to care for the middle class is a joke. Who could possibly believe
his drivel when he has watched gas prices more than double and the cost of
everything else related to energy rise as well. He squanders our tax dollars
while wanting more. The list goes on and on. It is time for a REAL CHANGE in
Washington. Let's begin with the POTUS and then address the career
politicians in congress.
Sounds like the right would have us become involved in another Vietnam.
The statement “Specifically, it is an Egyptian government that honors the
dignity and worth of each Egyptian by protecting rights of conscience,
personhood and property through the rule of law and constitutional
democracy” is NOT the foreign aid policy of the USA. The American
foreign policy is based upon the needs and wants of American business. So long
as businessmen own and operate our government there is no chance for the policy
suggested by the Deseret News. It is just possible that we have reached
the point of no return in the boiling point of the worlds peoples hate for
America. The current attitude of destroy America for profits seems to indicate
the same exists in our own nation.
I don't think that Obama has the wisdom to deal with this. But the hard
thing is to choose betwen Options A, B, C, . . . . U”. There are a lot of
things that can be done and most if not all will create big problems.
Unfortunately, doing nothing will create big problems.I think that
we should cut aid to Egypt's military. "Guys, you can kill thousands of
your people. But we won't be involved. Best wishes. Maybe China will
give you aid. Let them deal with the blowback. As soon as a democratic
government is in place, we will restore aid. In the meantime will provide food
aid. You are going to need it.People may argue with me and say that
US interests are at stake. Determining US interests is based on predicting the
future which we can’t do. All we know now at present is what is right and
wrong.Our problem is we are following the Jocelyn Elders doctrine
(Clinton's surgeon general): "Everyone has different morals and we
shouldn't force morals on other people." When discussing social
policy, this is moral relativism. When discussing foreign policy, this is
Maybe the State Department should consult with Glenn Beck on this (ohh boy,
watch the hate mail now)... He saw exactly what happened coming and when he said
he thought this was going to happen (a year ago) he was called all kinds of
names by the left-leaning media outlets and the State Dept. Now he doesn't
look so crazy (at least on this one topic).
here is a policy....develop oil here at home and forget the middle east. We have
vast amounts of oil and oil shale all tied up in Obama bureaucratic knots. We
only develop the PRIVATE reserves but not the public lands. Again - get a
president who actually understands the importance of energy independence and
then who cares what the Muslim crazies do in the middle east. Let em consume
themselves. Those who want to flee and become citizens here and other
'sane' parts of the world can do so. I work with an Iranian woman who
escaped Iran with her brother in the back of a pick up truck in the middle of
the night. She LOVES America and is so happy to be a citizen here.
The Arab Spring. What were our leaders thinking? Oh yea, we have Muslim
Brotherhood advisers at the White House and Military. Was the whole idea to set
the stage for the Muslim Brotherhood without US intervention? It was to be the
spread of Democracy. The reality is that with Islam there can not be any
Democracy. It is a Theocracy and the Brotherhood has no intentions of allowing
a Democracy. So what is going on with our leaders? Do they bother to read
history books? Do they know and understand the Theocracy of Islam? It is a sad
time in our history when our leaders fail to really know the culture and true
intentions of our enemies. This is the same group of leaders that fail to read
pending legislation before they vote. The sad outcome is the museums are being
destroyed. The Muslim Brotherhood believes this is the pagan history of Egypt
and has no value.
@Patriot:"here is a policy....develop oil here at home and forget the
middle east. We have vast amounts of oil and oil shale all tied up in Obama
bureaucratic knots."Something is happening that you are not
aware of. It wasn't caused by Obama but it is happening during his time.
America's production of oil is surging. Daily consumption is about 15
million barrels a day. Our production was has been falling slowly for decades
has spiked up by 1 million barrels a day in less than 12 months. It will
probably increase by 2-3 million barrels a day more in the next several
years.It wasn't caused by Obama, but it is changing things.I could be wrong, but I think that Obama has tightened the fuel economy
standards for cars. If so, he has found an alternative source of oil:
conservation. (If you save a million barrels a day of oil, it is like you
produced a million barrels a day of oil, so conservation is like exploration.)
So we're supposed to definitively support an army that's killed
several hundred of its citizens the past few weeks or the Muslim Brotherhood
that wasn't progressing the development of a stable democracy in Egypt?
Sometimes there are no clear answers.
@patriot"develop oil here at home and forget the middle east."The US is a net exporter of oil, not a net importer.
Question of the day.Do we get the majority of our oil from the
middle east? True or False.What percent of our oil comes from the
middle east?a) 75% b) 50% c) 35% d) 10%What are our
three major sources of foreign oil?________________ _________________
___________________If you do not know the answers to these questions
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