View Poll Results: When did the US lose its prestige?

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jzyehoshua View Post
    Those threats against fascist dictators seem to be working superbly as well. I'm sure that quivering Libyan guy is about ready to cave after that previous stern letter.
    LOL..yep I can see it now...Clinton who? beside perhaps we should start exercising something like, lets mind our own business and clean our own back yard first. This country is broke, we can no longer afford being the world's policeman.

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    So, when did the United States lose its greatness. People are always talking about how the US has separated from what made it great, just wondering when exactly this happened.

    I know most of you probably think it was a gradual process, so just tell me when you think it was diminished the most.

    Thanks!

    Note: I can only make 10 poll options, so if you're undecided/other/don't think it's lost any prestige/think it never had any, then post below
    IMO...don't really care. People can think what they want. So long as we are doing what we think is right then I couldn't give two rubles what any other countries thinks.
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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    1970s, when they first lost a war they started.
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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    March 19th 2003
    I think I agree... I think America had the world's respect when Clinton was in office... but I am not old enough to remember living under many Administrations.. lol

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    It started to lose it under Kennedy and his Bay of Pigs nonsense, and yet we regained much when Neil took his stroll.

    It really started going downhill with the 1968 Democrat convention in Chicago and the hijacking of a political party by communist radicals.

    Nixon didn't help.

    Ford kept things rolling downhill.

    Carter threw the brake pedal out the window and glued the gas pedal down (picture the Good Ol' Boys and their RV in the Blues Brothers)

    Reagan WON IT ALL BACK.

    Then twenty years of socialist leftist presidents threw it all away.

    Then along came that fool Obama and the Americans are just wishing we had even the little respect that we had when Bush was in office.
    If the modern GOP is any actual representation of Reagan, then I wouldn't say he won anything back... The modern GOP is just going to f**k this country, and they are super stubborn with their beliefs.. not very middle of the road, so yea, that makes most American's feel like they are being f**ked over and the GOP won't listen to them. Obama did it with healthcare, and they're going to do with everything else.

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Wind View Post
    The second we launched an unprovoked attack on another country. We can get it back, but it will take a lot of work.
    Which time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    IMO...don't really care. People can think what they want. So long as we are doing what we think is right then I couldn't give two rubles what any other countries thinks.
    Yeah, so I'm asking if you think the US has stopped doing what you think is right, and when this happened...

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    Yeah, so I'm asking if you think the US has stopped doing what you think is right, and when this happened...
    What was your opinion if I might ask ? (Sorry if I missed the answer somwhere)

    I myself think that the US has never and will never do more harm than good.

    Plenty of poor decisions have and will be made, maybe it's the bad stuff receiving more attention than the good which gives the impression that the sky is constantly falling.

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    Yeah, so I'm asking if you think the US has stopped doing what you think is right, and when this happened...
    This question is a whole nother can of worms than the "prestige" bit. But to let ya know where I stand I like Mattilac's answer.

    Which by the by, notice you're a new user Mattillac, welcome to the DP.
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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    notice you're a new user Mattillac, welcome to the DP.
    Thank you , it's a nice place you have here.

    I just have to get used to the 2 hr lag time before my post show up, lol.
    (temporary I hope hehe)

    Thanks to the mods also, very nice forum!

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    Thank you , it's a nice place you have here.

    I just have to get used to the 2 hr lag time before my post show up, lol.
    (temporary I hope hehe)

    Thanks to the mods also, very nice forum!
    There's always a bit of a lag with the posts of new users. That will disappear fairly soon. Welcome!

    I'm kind of with Kal'Stang on one issue. Discussing whether you think the US has stopped doing what is right is a completely different issue to discussing the current state of the US's prestige in the world. One can do the right thing and it makes you highly unpopular in some quarters - I've no doubt that is what some would argue over the Iraq war. You can also do the wrong thing and receive plaudits for it from many quarters. The morality or ethics of an action has to be assessed in those terms, by the standards the society you are in applies those moral and ethical stances.

    If you start behaving according to how such-and-such an action will affect your 'prestige' in the world, then you cease to operate morally and ethically. Some, not the same as the last lot, will argue that that is also what happened with the Iraq war, that it was done to show the world the continuing power and prestige of the US in the wake of 9/11, rather than based on the ethics of the case.
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