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When All Else Fails – Use Force.

Posted by politicizer on June 15, 2009

Cynthia Meyer, Staff Writer
How the Obama Administration is repeating the deadly mistakes of the Clinton foreign policy.

The American public is distracted. Right now, we are in the middle of a deep recession. Unemployment is the highest we have seen in decades, and your average Joe is worried about keeping his job and supporting his family. And while it is important that we be concerned about this rapid expansion of government through “stimulus” (spending), bailouts, and “spreading the wealth around”, we often have the tendency to let issues that seem urgent divert our attention away from issues of equal or greater importance. Usually, and regrettably, the neglected issue is one of foreign policy and national security. For example, while mass genocide was being committed by Nazi Germany, we were distracted at home—and it wasn’t until it directly affected us, it wasn’t until we got hit with Pearl Harbor, that we entered WWII to forcefully cease the growing German power and claim victory. America was distracted, and we came in too late.

We have been at war with radical Islamic fundamentalists ever since 9/11, but they have been at war with us for decades. Read the rest of this entry »

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