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    The World's Police Man

    Is the world better off with or without America as her police man?

    (FYI, this is a somewhat serious poll, given that my third option isn't something stupid like I Heart Cheese)
    Last edited by obvious Child; 09-10-13 at 11:24 PM.
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    Re: The World's Police Man

    Imo, better off. We have enough problems of our own to deal with, and our money would be better-spent here. Let the rest of the world handle their own problems. All we are accomplishing is to gain anger from other countries, and rightfully so.
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    Re: The World's Police Man

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Is the world better off with or without America as her police man?
    There will always be "a policeman for the world." I'd just as soon it was us, thank you.
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    Re: The World's Police Man

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    There will always be "a policeman for the world." I'd just as soon it was us, thank you.
    Imagine Russia playing the world's police.

    I cannot see how the world would be better. Or imagine if there was no one. Kind of reminds me of the European conflicts between each other and how they essentially raped (figurative and literally) the rest of the world.

    As messed up as the Good Ol' US is, we're still I think, a force for good and I'd rather have us than anyone else.
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    Re: The World's Police Man

    Not sure, but don't believe we should be. Was discussing his with a young soldier today, and he mention how a parent shouldn't threaten a child if he's not going to act. In his comparison the US was the parent and Syria was the child. I told him he had it wrong. What if both were adults. What if I told you what you could and couldn't do, throwing out ultimatums?

    He said he think about hat, but in a sense that's the trouble with the policeman analogy. What's the authority appointing us a police? I think we're not seeing the real relationship.

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    Re: The World's Police Man

    There will be times where America HAS to intervene with foreign issues... However occurrences such as that need to be very RARE and the P.O.S./Senate need to think through ALL of the ramifications of intervention before moving forward.

    The Syria conflict is like America sticking a hand into a beehive. The only props I can give to Obama is that he went to Congress.

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    Re: The World's Police Man

    Because I believe that absent the USA as the world police, there would either be no one or a bad one, I'd say better off. That doesn't mean I'd support us intervening everywhere but that there are certain times I'd support it and recognize that if we don't no one will.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: The World's Police Man

    Jason Chaffetz from Utah is another Rank Paul I just saw on MSNBC who is playing politics on foreign policy, not like MSNBC compared to ... ^^^^Constituents. They don't see intel. This is ****ing bull**** and plays right into Putin's and ASSad's hands. We don't have 300 million CNCs nor 535.

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    Re: The World's Police Man

    Unfortunate wording of the poll. Had it said "is the USA better off", I would have voted in the opposite direction

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    Re: The World's Police Man

    well the question is...is the world better off, of coarse it is becuase the u.s. is laying out the money for the expenses, and using American bodies to solve other nations problems.

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