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Subject:  Re: Cartoon of the day Date:  11/20/2012  2:36 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  656147 of 756373

We shouldn't "have their backs." We should mind our own business and stay the heck out of it.

I'm sure Russia would be delighted to hear that our country would stay completely out of "it" if "it" meant they sided with Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah in their efforts to destroy Israel. WW2 would have been real fun if we had no allies to help us. Isolationism is nuts, kinda like Ron Paul.


It's funny that you should use Ron Paul as an example, considering that on July 17, 2001, he predicted that our interventionist foreign policy would lead to terrorist attacks. We all know what happened only two months later.

"The U.S. today may enjoy dictating policy to Yugoslavia and elsewhere around the world, but danger lurks ahead. The administration adamantly and correctly opposes our membership in the permanent International Criminal Court because it would have authority to exercise jurisdiction over U.S. citizens without the consent of the U.S. government. But how can we, with a straight face, support doing the very same thing to a small country, in opposition to its sovereignty, courts, and constitution. This blatant inconsistency and illicit use of force does not go unnoticed and will sow the seeds of future terrorist attacks against Americans or even war."

"The U.S. already has suffered the humiliation of being kicked off the U.N. Human Rights Commission and the Narcotics Control Commission. Our arrogant policy and attitude of superiority will continue to elicit a smoldering hatred toward us and out of sheer frustration will motivate even more terrorist attacks against us."

"We cannot have it both ways. We cannot expect to use the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia when it pleases us and oppose the permanent International Criminal Court where the rules would apply to our own acts of aggression. This cynical and arrogant approach, whether it's dealing with Milosevic , Hussein, or Kadafi, undermines peace and presents a threat to our national security. Meanwhile, American citizens must suffer the tax burden from financing the dangerous meddling in European affairs, while exposing our troops to danger.

A policy of nonintervention, friendship and neutrality with all nations, engagement in true free trade (unsubsidized trade with low tariffs) is the best policy if we truly seek peace around the world. That used to be the American way."


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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNNTPfAzo4Y
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