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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    It's no ok with me. I'm tired of policing the world. If the world wants someone to pick up the pieces then they should start doing it themselves and quit relying on the U.S. to do it for them. The last time I checked they have their own damn armies.
    I agree. I think the US should start focusing on helping people build there military technology up and pull itself out of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. I'm getting annoyed with freeriders.

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Isolationism is a suicidal position in the modern world. We are all too interconnected, with information, trade, and culture. We cannot be alone. It's impossible. Thinking that we are different than everyone else in the world is what ruined our international image, what set up the toxic financial climate that lead to a worldwide depression. We live in a global world. It cannot be denied.
    Seems to be working pretty well for China. We don't see them out trying to save the world. They been puttin' money in the bank instead! OUR money.

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Isolationism is a suicidal position in the modern world. We are all too interconnected, with information, trade, and culture. We cannot be alone. It's impossible. Thinking that we are different than everyone else in the world is what ruined our international image, what set up the toxic financial climate that lead to a worldwide depression. We live in a global world. It cannot be denied.
    It depends on what kind and level of isolationism you're talking about. I don't think anyone is arguing for complete isolationism, just some more military isolationism. Offshore balancing is a good strategy to me, but less military involvement does not mean that we can't continue economic and diplomatic interdependence.

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Any feedback on the portion of the article I actually quoted, which the title reflects?
    It's not entirely isolationism.


    i·so·la·tion·ism
       [ahy-suh-ley-shuh-niz-uhm, is-uh-]

    –noun
    the policy or doctrine of isolating one's country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic commitments, international agreements, etc., seeking to devote the entire efforts of one's country to its own advancement and remain at peace by avoiding foreign entanglements and responsibilities.

    We still do business with them, we still attend U.N. councils, etc. Isolationism is withdrawing all forces into our borders and turning blind eyes and deaf ears to the world. I didn't hear any candidate say that we need to withdraw our troops from South Korea or Germany or any of the likes.
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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    It's no ok with me. I'm tired of policing the world. If the world wants someone to pick up the pieces then they should start doing it themselves and quit relying on the U.S. to do it for them. The last time I checked they have their own damn armies.
    Thats perfectly reasonable and I can respect that, I'd probably feel the same way.

    But if that's what you choose, then you're no longer the leader of the free world.

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Thats perfectly reasonable and I can respect that, I'd probably feel the same way.

    But if that's what you choose, then you're no longer the leader of the free world.
    I think we need a real leader of our own country before we can hope to lead the free world.
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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    But let's get real here. Nobody in the GOP gives two-shakes of a lambstail about anyone's freedom's other than their own. War is about big business, corporate profit and lining the pockets of politicians. Period. If they cared about freedom, they would begin here at home. Instead, it's all about more power and government control with those guys. The irony is how they get into those positions of power duping the gullible with talk of "less government."
    No political party really wants less government. They all want MORE power.
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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    It depends on what kind and level of isolationism you're talking about. I don't think anyone is arguing for complete isolationism, just some more military isolationism. Offshore balancing is a good strategy to me, but less military involvement does not mean that we can't continue economic and diplomatic interdependence.
    Do you think the defense industry lobbyists are going to just let us stop dropping bombs without a fight? I remind you that we still have more dogs of war, in Washington, than you can count still stuffing their "campaign" funds with their money. (Not to mention the people in our society still willing to vote for these degenerates.) They got nothing to lose. You will rarely read about one of their children getting blown away.

    Follow the money.

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    The only reason that the Republicans have a problem with our involvement boils down to one thing. Spell it with me: O-B-A-M-A I-S A D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T. That's it.

    It's good to see McCain has gone back to thinking for himself.


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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    No political party really wants less government. They all want MORE power.


    I see somebody wore their thinking cap to class today. Good on you!

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