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Reader comment on item: [Samuel Huntington and] American Purposes In Iraq

Submitted by Jim S (United States), Apr 27, 2004 at 21:37

I am 73 years old and have lived through more wars and/or police actions than I care to count and not a single one of them won us any long term friends. The U.S. spent $2.9 Trillion to save Europe and then another $79 Billion to rebuild it. Look how many good friends we have there, England --- Maybe, Germany- Ha. France -- no way, Spain---Whoopie. With those kind of friends, we don't need any enemies.
We spent $336 Billion to save South Korea (my war) and now its leaders want to disassociate themselves from us. Of course they still want us to keep our troops there, along with the money they spend there.

We spent $495 Billion to change nothing in Vietnam. That doesn't include what it cost to transplant our friends from there to here.
We spent 76 Billion to save Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. In return, they charge us $37/bbl for oil and allow their imams to teach their young that the greatest thing they can do with their lives is to kill the infidel (us)

We will probably spend 2 Trillion in Iraq over the next ten years and the Iraqi crowds will still be celebrating in the streeds whenever they see an American die. It makes me sick to my stomach when anyone suggests that Americans should lower their standards to meet the average standards of the world (America becomes the world) I'm convinced that the people of the world do not just want an equal share. They want to trade places.

The only way that America can "make the world become America" is to conquer it and then rule it, without caring whether anyone likes us or not. That's what the "armies of Islam" did from 600 AD to about 1500 AD before they collapled of their own dead weight. That's what the Romans did before they did the same. It's about time that some intelligent people learn that no one can rule the world for long, except God and even He seems to be having some problems here lately.

I have become a pure nationalist. Let the other folks fight their wars among themselves and stay clear of us. Should anyone decide that they want a piece of us, I believe that we should use all the power we have to wipe them off the face of the earth, as fast as possible and then come back home. If we lose, we lose. We won't be any worse off than we will be if we continue to try to keep the peace in the world and then feed them forever. If anyone doesn't like us -- fine. We'll have to tell Americans to stop buying their products and tell our tourists to stop going there to spend their dollars.

Everyone seems to think that we can't get along without foreign oil. I, for one, would like to try. I truly believe that the American people will find a way to continue to build a good life without it. I also truly believe that if we do not become nationalistic, we will suffer the same fate as the Romans and the Islamics before us. History has a habit of repeating itself. Know one truth. If you have more of everything than any other human being, sooner or later, over time, he will come to hate you for it.

Read up on the history of Islam. There was a time when they ruled over half the civilized world. They were the king of the mountain. Then they met their match in northern Spain and receded back into their mud huts with thatch roofs. Do you really think that there is anything that America can do to make them forget that -- except to give them our total surrender?



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