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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    13 Nov '10 16:39
    America has troops stationed in countries all over the world. Whenever there is a trouble spot, America is generally the first country to respond with military force. This is not a sustainable policy. Despite it's honorable intentions, America does not have the resources to police the world. Working with other countries, and being part of a multi national force to control piracy, terror threats etc. is a better approach. Flag waving war hawks in America will not agree with this idea of course, but most of these same people realize they are not the one's that will be serving in uniform, should a military conflict arise. America needs to trim the size of it's military forces (and it's over bloated military budget), and insist other countries take more responsilibity for there own security.
  2. 13 Nov '10 16:41 / 1 edit
    Ok then but many times no country will show up and suffering will continue.
  3. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    13 Nov '10 16:44
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Ok then but many times no country will show up and suferring will continue.
    Yes, invasions, war and military occupations often alleviate suffering.
  4. 13 Nov '10 16:45
    Originally posted by bill718
    America has troops stationed in countries all over the world. Whenever there is a trouble spot, America is generally the first country to respond with military force. This is not a sustainable policy. Despite it's honorable intentions, America does not have the resources to police the world. Working with other countries, and being part of a multi national fo ...[text shortened]... ilitary budget), and insist other countries take more responsilibity for there own security.
    Despite it's honorable intentions

  5. 13 Nov '10 16:55
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Yes, invasions, war and military occupations often alleviate suffering.
    Bosnia? Parts of the African Continent? At least with the Balkans it was a fair brokerage with our UN partners.
  6. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    13 Nov '10 17:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Bosnia? Parts of the African Continent? At least with the Balkans it was a fair brokerage with our UN partners.
    Fair to whom? Plus did the UN authorize the military actions in the Balkans such as Clinton's war against Serbia?

    Extolling Western interference in the African continent gets a LMAO!
  7. 13 Nov '10 17:06
    Isolationism is a valid premise. Just making a counter-point.
  8. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    13 Nov '10 17:27
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Yes, invasions, war and military occupations often alleviate suffering.
    Good point!
  9. 13 Nov '10 17:32
    I absolutely agree the USA needs to pull all of it's military forces out of anyplace but America.

    Let the world fend for itself.

    We're going broke keeping a military presence everywhere and it's none of our business anyway.
  10. 13 Nov '10 17:40
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Ok then but many times no country will show up and suffering will continue.
    Perhaps the EU will pull itself together and fulfill its role as a major world power.
  11. 13 Nov '10 17:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    Perhaps the EU will pull itself together and fulfill its role as a major world power.
    That would be cool. Bring back all of the US troops and pump all that money back into the US economy. If we didn't have troops stationed throughout the world, perhaps we could make our military smaller while we are at it.

    Spend less money on the military and have it pump more money into the US economy. A real win-win situation.
  12. 13 Nov '10 18:02
    Originally posted by Eladar
    That would be cool. Bring back all of the US troops and pump all that money back into the US economy. If we didn't have troops stationed throughout the world, perhaps we could make our military smaller while we are at it.

    Spend less money on the military and have it pump more money into the US economy. A real win-win situation.
    We need to make our military A LOT smaller, reinstitute the draft, and cut their pay.
  13. 13 Nov '10 18:05
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    We need to make our military A LOT smaller, reinstitute the draft, and cut their pay.
    reinstitute the draft

    why would you want to do that?
  14. 13 Nov '10 18:08
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    [b] reinstitute the draft

    why would you want to do that?[/b]
    Anyone interested in not having a military of incredibly over paid 18 year olds.
  15. 13 Nov '10 18:17
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Anyone interested in not having a military of incredibly over paid 18 year olds.
    You can cut their pay without implementing the draft.