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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The U.S. doesn't have that luxury, as we are interconnected. Furthermore, the President is expected to cover an array of issues, at least superficially. Bemoaning the amount of policy diversity expected of a President is juvenile at best.
    Northern Ireland's affairs do NOT concern the US anymore than US gun issues concern the UK. Obama, like his predecessors, is involving himself in an issue that neither concerns him nor the US.

    It's unnecessary, arrogant, and infringing on another country's sovereignty. There would likely be as much outrage if other foreign governments assumed that they could involve themselves in US domestic affairs.

    Anyone who thinks the US government is justified in involving itself in British domestic affairs should allow the British government to have some involvement in our domestic affairs.

    And some people in the US wonder why there's so much hatred directed towards the country...
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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by Samira View Post
    Northern Ireland's affairs NOT do not concern the US anymore than US gun issues concern the UK. Obama, like his predecessors, is involving himself in an issue that neither concerns him nor the US.

    Involving oneself in an another country's affairs is unnecessary, arrogant, and infringing on another country's sovereignty. There would likely be as much outrage if other foreign governments assumed that they could involve themselves in US domestic affairs.

    And some people in the US wonder why there's so much hatred directed towards the country...
    The U.S. was a valued member in a peace agreement between Britain and Northern Ireland in the 1990s.
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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    If Scotland votes to split from the United Kingdom in 2014, I can see Ireland leaving soon afterwards. . .

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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas105 View Post
    If Scotland votes to split from the United Kingdom in 2014, I can see Ireland leaving soon afterwards. . .
    what are the chances of Scotland splitting?
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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    As a descendant to a Colonel of calvary in the Williamite Army who liberated Ulster, I say it is one more place where Obama is sticking his nose where it don't belong.
    Really? What exactly has he done that is so sticking his nose too far in? Commenting on it?
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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The U.S. was a valued member in a peace agreement between Britain and Northern Ireland in the 1990s.
    And now it's time that US politicians realize that they should mind their own domestic affairs before sticking their noses in other countries's affairs.

    Many people don't like nosy foreign politicians interfering in their domestic affairs and I'm certain that many US citizens wouldn't like it either.
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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    I think extreme isolationism is cute.

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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I think extreme isolationism is cute.
    Sarcasm?

    Anyway, just think of how much less hatred would be directed towards the US if its government wasn't trying to police the world and impose its policies upon other countries.

    For example, the Swiss and Brazilian governments largely mind their own affairs and thus there's little-to-no worldwide anti-Swiss or anti-Brazilian sentiment compared to the amount of worldwide anti-US sentiment.

    Nobody likes an interfering schoolyard bully anymore than people like an interfering global bully.
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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by Samira View Post
    Sarcasm?
    No, I think it's adorable. All naive and fuzzy, I just wanna snuggle it.

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    re: Barack Obama: 'Work still to be done in Northern Ireland'[W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by Samira View Post
    And now it's time that US politicians realize that they should mind their own domestic affairs before sticking their noses in other countries's affairs.

    Many people don't like nosy foreign politicians interfering in their domestic affairs and I'm certain that many US citizens wouldn't like it either.
    Ok... I'll ask you the same thing. What exactly has Obama done that is so sticking his nose too far in?
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