Add into the equation his treating of foreign terrorists as common criminals and a Congress that long ago abdicated its responsibilities of war, peace and border security; and we have a country sinking into an abyss that may never again rise to the world prominence and national security we have for so long taken for granted. Americans are no longer secure within our own borders, and our leaders are doing nothing to remedy the circumstances; rather, they are doing everything in a reactive, politically correct manner that is causing greater damage. Congress allows the President to write his own laws while they shrug with their indifference. It is utterly essential that we unite, coordinate, and network with conservatives across this great land. Every group regardless of size, location, name or political party affiliation, must come together as one conservative voice at ... ... middle of paper ... ...t do is organize the turnout at the polls.
It's much more plausible that the big companies control the government, but I'm not going to open that kettle of fish. So let's forget about conspiracies for the moment, and simply focus on the media coverage: are we getting a fair shake? Increasing numbers of Americans don't think so. Despite the fact that UK is our strongest ally in this conflict, their media has been considerable more even-handed in cov... ... middle of paper ... ...s a "war on terrorism", but kills countless innocent Afghanis because their government refused to give over bin Laden without some evidence of his involvement in the WTC attacks. But if that's the radical view, and the media comments above are mainstream, we'd do well to broaden our scope.
Iran, Iraq, Syria even when it was America who installed the dictatorships in the first place for fear of single Islamic entity forming, and they support Israel who are in the process of genocide against Palestinians. The media scares people into thinking that they could be attacked at any moment – even people in rural areas with no landmarks of significance are quaking in their boots for fear of the bearded turban wearing Islamist blowing up their Wal-mart or something! The average American is so scared and ill-informed that they even voted George W. Bush into power for a second term even though there is sufficient evidence to prove that his first victory was fixed. Disenfranchised African Americans, people without criminal records, honest, hard working people were denied their vote. Is this racism??
The task of policing international order has come at a costly price for Americans. He mentions our military policing international lands and leaving the door of America wide open to terrorist attacks like the World Trade Center and 9/11. Blinded by dishonest politicians, Americans did not pay close attention to the fact that the wars did not have an ending date. Americans were willing to pay the price as long as they were living in a world where they could have everything like Burger King’s ad, “Have it your way”. Bacevich suggests in pursuit of freedom, we have accrued obligations and piled up debt that we are hard pressed to meet (3).
The failure to apply self-determination to all nations has caused the U.S. to create many enemies in the world and has done more harm than good in our goal of national security. Though we may not feel a great threat from any one nation, the extremist that have spawned throughout the world, most notably in the Middle East, have shown this nation just how vulnerable we are. The multiple embassy bombings, the bombing of the USS Cole and the attacks of September 11th are simply the radicalism we created in our endeavor to create “pro-American” powers. It is in my opinion that we take ourselves off this high pedestal and start acting like a partner in global affairs instead of its puppet master. Works Cited McKay, John p. et, al, A History of World Societies, 8th Edition.
Due to Article 10 and the limitations on armaments, which the senators objected, and the inability to compromise on the deadlock between the President’s beliefs and the Senators, led to the failure to ratify the Treaty of Versailles. These factors lead the senate to their decision, which left the world vulnerable for another war and the eventual demise of the League of Nations. The Fourteen Points were one of Wilson’s major accomplishments while he held office. Wilson introduced this theory on what he believed were successful measures in not only preventing Germany from beginning a war again, but to prevent all wars. After all World War One was the war to end all wars.
So either we support their words and actions or we are vilified as unpatriotic.” Bush had a dictator attitude when it came to his reasoning for war. He felt he did not have to justify or answer to anyone’s questions for his reasons. Bush let Americans believe some of the conspiracy theories in order to shift the blame away from his administration. Instead of finding the most qualified skilled individual to lead the investigation on the 9/11 attacks, Bush appointed an individual who has been under fire with the government before. Henry Kissinger, a man whose been investigated for his secretive activities and tried for war crimes, was now called to investigate the biggest crime against America.
I am sure as soon as this new leader does something wrong to the Untied States he will get taken out of office and a new president of our choice will be put into office. Most people would argue that if someone is considering going to war, it is better to fight for noble principles such as liberty, democracy, security, and human rights rather than for strictly economic interests. Such considerations have to be dealt with when policymakers will gain so much by going to war. In the real world it is consequences that matter. If it is true that President Bush and his advisors want to fight a war for oil, than they can do it.
Ironically, the initial wave of solidarity behind Bush actually intensifies concern, because there is no way the president can hold on to stratospheric approval ratings. As his support returns to more realistic levels, the headlines could become "Bush Approval Plummets." Implicit message: "Bush Is Losing the War." Research has shown that public support of a military campaign is chiefly a function of the mission's perceived stakes, the prospects for victory and the anticipated costs. Since the Persian Gulf War (though the seeds can be traced as far back as Vietnam), a myth has taken root among policymakers that only the costs matter -- that the publi... ... middle of paper ... ...mas, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations.
This ban was lifted by Wilson in 1915 for fear that the U.S. would enter into a major recession if the Allies stopped buying American goods when they ran out of funds. In order to stay neutral... ... middle of paper ... ... made a full scale effort to go after al-Qaeda, even though President Clinton knew of the potential threat they posed. Like World War I, typical Americans wanted to isolate themselves from the world after the first Gulf War. Seldom has the United States taken the pre-emptive initiative and gone after a rogue nation. Usually only after that nation has made direct attacks against the United States would the U.S. intervene.