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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    We sure are. There's a decent amount of blind patriotism that goes on in the country and some people think that everything we do is right and just.
    And yet no one has made that argument.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    And yet no one has made that argument.
    Okay name something the US has done wrong w/o using liberal and or democrats.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Okay name something the US has done wrong w/o using liberal and or democrats.
    There is a very long list:

    I will start with, (1) accepting the practice of Slavery;

    (2) The genocide conducted against American Indians;

    (3) Engaging the US in the Vietnam War under false pretenses and then once engaged, trying to micro-manage the war from the White House; than later after obtaining a peace agreement with the Communists, not standing behind our ally when the Communists violated the peace agreement.


    Would you like me to go on?

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Wrong; you provided sources that support my contention that your claim that Egypt was an ally are beyond absurd,
    . Ally - to associate or connect by some mutual relationship, as resemlbance of friendship.

    So our military AND economic aid as well as our sabotaging of an english/french plan to capture the sinai as well as our constant outreach to them to avoid them allying themselves with Russia are all examples of the US-Egyptian ENEMY (the antonym of ally) relationship.

    Is that what you are saying? If not, what was our relationship with Egypt BEFORE the 6 day war?

    but rather indicate the typical emotional hysterics you engage in with your hate-America first rants.
    this is known as blather.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    There is a very long list:

    I will start with, (1) accepting the practice of Slavery;

    (2) The genocide conducted against American Indians;

    (3) Engaging the US in the Vietnam War under false pretenses and then once engaged, trying to micro-manage the war from the White House; than later after obtaining a peace agreement with the Communists, not standing behind our ally when the Communists violated the peace agreement.


    Would you like me to go on?

    Shocking you didn't blame anything on liberals, democrats, socialists or communists.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    We are the most benevolent and philanthropic super power the world has ever seen.

    Obama calling us "arrogant" is simply disgusting.
    It's on par with Holder's "cowards".
    Michelle's "never being proud of this nation".
    Wright's disdain for this country.

    See a pattern?

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Obama on his US World Apology tour, recently stated that we are an arrogant country.

    Questions:

    Are we?

    What do you think of Obama's statements?
    No we are not.
    We are doing the best we can in an ever changing world.

    Besides the Bush Jr mistakes I think we have done a pretty good job.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    See a pattern?
    The pattern I see is that two-fold.

    First, many seem to believe it's arrogant when the U.S. uses force against lesser powers. We've seen many examples tossed out... Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Iraq, etc. Yet I've seen no one suggest that using force against the Axis powers in WWII was an arrogant display of power. I believe some have a fundamental problem with 'unbalanced' military operations. If the other side has little or no chance of putting up a fight, then the stronger nation is 'arrogant.' This would be a difficult proposition to extend to the use of force in other situations... such as our police forces. Would we want our police only to engage criminals who are sufficiently armed and dangerous so they have a 50/50 chance of winning? Or would we prefer our police to have an overwhelming advantage against the criminals they pursue?

    The second pattern is that the U.S. is considered 'arrogant' when it disagrees with international (more specifically Western European) ideas and policies. The failure to ratify Kyoto, for instance, is often seen as a sign of arrogance... even thought it was a highly unbalanced treaty quite unfavorable to U.S. interests.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Obama on his US World Apology tour, recently stated that we are an arrogant country.

    Questions:

    Are we?

    What do you think of Obama's statements?
    Every country has their arrogant yahoo’s, it’s just the US has more per capita…

    The world has a much different view of America than the distorted view America has of itself…

    You’re taking Obama’s comment out of context, compared to the full quote…

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pull My Finger View Post
    Every country has their arrogant yahoo’s, it’s just the US has more per capita…

    The world has a much different view of America than the distorted view America has of itself…

    You’re taking Obama’s comment out of context, compared to the full quote…

    JMO

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    poor obama, always taken out of context.


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