American Intervention - A Force For Good?

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    SOURCE (click for the rest of the article).
     
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    The writer of that article needs to take some history classes. American has been in interventionist nation since 1823.

    Monroe Doctrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It is who we are, and frankly instead of bemoaning that we should hold our heads high and be proud. We are the nation that practices what it preaches, we protect those who can't protect themselves, we bring freedom to those who can't gain it for themselves. If not for America "sticking it's nose in other peoples' business" this world would be a far different place. France would never have had their Revolution. WWI would have seen the world lost to evil, and right on down the line............

    Is this noble sentiment always correctly applied? Of course not. Do we celebrate the deaths of our fellow Americans? Of course not, but we also shouldn't besmirch their sacrifices by suggesting that we as America shouldn't be fighting these wars, it is WHO WE ARE. And I'm damn proud of it.
     
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    Nope, intervention is a source for $$$$$$$$$ for the US. Nothing more. Otherwise, we don't do it. Iraq was not a war, but a capitalist-driven money-making scheme.
     
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    Didn't I just say that it is not always used for purely noble reasons? Hell, LBJ killed JFK and kept us in Vietnam so that his wife could continute making a buck. That's just human nature, but it doesn't change the absolute fact that American policy has ALWAYS been to fight for those who can't fight for themselves.


    I'm sorry you're ashamed to be an American. I'm happy to provide one way transportation to the nation of your choice, as long as you give up citizenship and agree to never return to the nation you hate anyway. What say you?
     
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    So, besides Haliburton, who made money off the Iraq debacle?
     
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    Yeah... mkaaayyyy.

    Time for somebody to change the foil in their hat!
     

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