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Submitted by John B (Spain), Jul 9, 2009 at 13:59

Within the logic of your argument you are correct. Ultimately you are absolutely correct if America was pursuing a course of isolationism in the world, as perhaps it ought. Howver for the last 200 or so years America has been very much involved in the affairs of the world and in that context it cannot really afford to stay at home and allow a hostile and intensely destructive ideology to take hold globally.

Well, again, I suppose it could. And allow the various sides to beat each other to death (Iran/Iraq for example). Trouble is we now have nukes and what effects one corner of the world effects the other. Plus America needs all that oil.
Of course it probably does not. From what I have heard there is absolute loads of the stuff sitting just north of Alaska, drilled and capped. Now why is that if it is so?

The problem with Iraq was the hostile media within America, and the whole lobby/constituency it represents. The Iraq war was lost in America in the American media from what I understand.

So whatever the agenda is of that constituency, I think it is probably that, that should be examined, and all these other problems would become secondary.

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