69 million page views

America the Unpopular - So be it.

Reader comment on item: America the Unpopular

Submitted by Kent McDonald (United States), Nov 6, 2003 at 12:23

The President of the United States is required by the US Constitution to defend America from its enemies both foreign and domestic. Any President who worries more about what the French, or Turks, or Saudis think than than he worries about the security of America doesn't deserve the job. Indeed, he is betraying America if this priority is turned on its head with the shifting of every domestic or international political wind. If the President FAILS at protecting America from its enemies, he is a FAILURE. Period. That being a given...seeking consensus when taking action can be a good thing...but only if waiting for a vote from friends and neighbors doesn't get in the way of warding off disaster. We ALL know that terrorist don't announce in advance which date they will strike or where. Waiting til they strike is no longer an option in this nuclear age. The stakes are simply too great.

Appeasement did nothing to deter Hitler, it will do nothing to deter enemies in the 21st century. President Bush was not elected to be a popular world leader. He was elected to be the President of the United States. His FIRST duty; his FIRST priority, should be and IS American interests. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to America the Unpopular - So be it. by Kent McDonald

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)