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Enough machinations

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Submitted by endurnz (United States), May 21, 2003 at 14:30

Smart strategists will say it's a good military tactic to utilize sympathetic natives in times of war. However, history proves this is something that invariably comes back to bite them.

I am a conservative thinker and a staunch patriot. But I have had just about enough of the US's machinations abroad. The most recent point in case is the US support of Saddam Hussein about 15 years ago when they thought it was a smart way to eliminate the Ayatollah Kohmeni from Iran. Not only did this not work, it also served to further entrench the dictator in his murderous regime and finally was one of the left's strongest arguements against Operation Iraqi freedom. If US supports the MEK, what will it have on it's hands should they succeed - would it really be any better? This is just bad history repeating itself.

I love the US but I think it is about time we invested all our might and economic resources in solving our problems here at home. The best defense against foreign aggression and terrorism is a fiscally strong, physically healthy and well-education population of loyal citizens.
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