AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Now who has said that? You talk to me of strawman arguments?And not iron clad, but agreements all the same and subject to a procedure, just as your loan is. You can't just say i don't like it, so i'll pretend it doesn't exist.
I don't think is says must. However, we have certainly agreed to send manpower as we can and will. All nations who are memebers have the same agreement, and do so in various degrees. The question is one of must, but one of can.
And at this point this needs to be reviewed. We generally are the greatest contributor of forces when the UN says they need them. I say let the countries that have the most at stake contribute more, or send the UN a bill.
You know better than that Joe.They're the same for everyone J. Be honest. Avoid fallacies. And when you enter a conversation, expect that the person you're talking to will see in that context. You jumped back when you were responded to in the context of the discussion you entered. Isn't it reasonable that I expect you are discussing this in that context?
So you agree with American Imperialism....Good to know.No. It is merely limited. To have the power it would need would require making nations subject to them. No one wants that. So it means it has to bargan, argue, fail at times. It's still better than not trying at all. And our role should be to hammer out the agreements we want, and that we believe to be right, and adhere to them while working to amke others adhere to their agreements. we should not see ourselves as rulers who dictate, but memebers who work to improve.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Not "American" imperialism. The Unted States is not only not an imperialist nation, but the participation of Obama in the Libyan conflict is without Congressional authority.
Obama is the imperialist, not the United States.
One has to ask, why does Obama want to help al qeada in Libya?
Gaddafi's days are numbered. Last week 8 senior military officers defected, including 4 generals. Gaddafi has begun to call everyone who dies from his side "a martyr" and when people get killed by strikes, he says not that they got killed but that they got "martyred". When the leader starts praising everyone who happens to have a missile fall on their head as a hero of the state and avoids using the word killed, he's getting desperate. He's trying very hard to frame this defeat in such a way that some of his regime remains in place.
nation building, anyone?
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