YES - We can no longer afford to police the world.
49% (19 votes)
NO - We are reliant on the resources of the Middle East.
51% (20 votes)
Total votes: 39

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Rboisvert7 2 years 6 weeks ago

The only way we are getting out of the middle east is if we build a renewable energy system that does not rely on oil.

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Recovering cons... 2 years 6 weeks ago

When the resources run out, we will pull out and ignore it

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nacosta 2 years 6 weeks ago

While it would be nice to help others it is costing our own country too much money. We need to show people we can servive without oil. We flew to the the moon with less technology than this tablet I am writting on. Surely we can get a car to get well over 50 mpg. Which will help us convert to a less oil dependent coutry.

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jazzyjoy 2 years 6 weeks ago

We need war to suppport our citizens and enrich the 1%

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HalFonts 2 years 6 weeks ago

We have a fortress embassy in Iraq and perminant air-bases. We have naval base in Qatar. "We" are building a road into Afghanistan's mineral-ore rich Bamayan Valley (the middle E-W Route, where the Buddhist Statues were).

Do you really think that after squandering trillions of US military resources establishing bases all over the area, THEY (the supra-national Corporatists) are going to walk off and leave it all behind? -- to the Chinese, Europeans, Arabs, Jews, Aussies, Japanese or other vulture Colonialists? And do you really think this is for "US" -- or that what you think matters?

This IS "The New American Century" fools. Are you kidding? Wake up to today and the future.

(*) Romney at an American Legion talk used the uncommon term: "For the American Century, we will need to maintain the world's strongest military" (or some such). Sound like "PNAC" anyone?

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telliottmbamsc 2 years 6 weeks ago

No, Permanent War is too important a tool to the new grotestque social and corporate control structure rising in America.

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PLSzymeczek 2 years 6 weeks ago

Maybe, someday about 70 years from now. We are just now closing bases and pulling troops out of Germany.

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