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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    True. I don't deny that there are still reasons to cooperate, and benefits to remaining allied. The United States is still a largely stabilizing influence on the world regardless of whether many people like that fact, or are willing to openly admit to it, or not.

    I was simply pointing out that, on an objective basis, there is a lot less compelling reason for many nations to accept the United States as the "sole superpower" in a post Cold War world. This does tend to result in a certain amount of resentment and rivalry being inevitably directed towards us on the international scene.

    How on Earth couldn't it? Historically speaking, no one tends to particularly care for the guy "on top," regardless of whatever other benefits association with them might happen to bring.

    It's human nature.
    Ya that is true, the top dog is always a target for criticism whether its justified or not. I think it would be most accurate to say that our allies like being part of our system of alliances and like that they are allied with the top dog of the world, but sometimes they do understandably become bitter that they don't have as much push as we do. So in other words they may not always like where the driver is taking them but they aren't ready to get out of the car just yet.

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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Ya that is true, the top dog is always a target for criticism whether its justified or not. I think it would be most accurate to say that our allies like being part of our system of alliances and like that they are allied with the top dog of the world, but sometimes they do understandably become bitter that they don't have as much push as we do. So in other words they may not always like where the driver is taking them but they aren't ready to get out of the car just yet.
    Quite true. I notice Europeans are quick to criticize America, but I can imagine if we said we are pulling the plug and walking away....tones would quickly change.

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