Isn't It Time To End This 70yr Bombing Campaign?

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    I think it's fair to say that we have been bombing nations uninterrupted for the last 70yrs. We have continued this round-the-clock bombing campaign straight through several Republican and Democrat Presidents,going back to WWII. Isn't it time to start considering putting an end to this seemingly never-ending bombing campaign? Is aggressive Foreign Interventionism/Globalism really working for us? Personally i feel this foreign policy has done far more harm than good. I really do feel that the "World's Referee" and "World's Policeman" time should now pass. Enough is enough. That's just my opinion though. I would be very interested in hearing what others think about this issue. Thanks.
     
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    But think of all the jobs lost at the bomb manufacturing factories.
     
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    You might be expressing sarcasm but there sure is a lot of truth in your comment.
     
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    70 years would begin our bombing in 1940

    Since 1940, the USA has become the only superpower on the planet. We consume the most...... have one of the highest standards of living.

    What "harm" are you talking about?
     
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    It was both sarcasm and why we still bomb.
     
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    You are talking about an end to empire, and I'm all for it.

    The USA should not be policing the world, or paying or providing anyone else's defense but our own.
     
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    Why not?

    You gotta admit, its worked pretty well, and I'd say we've been doing it since 1849 (Mexican-American War)
     
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    Yea it's to the point now where you just assume we're always going to be bombing someone. Doesn't seem like it will ever end. Doesn't matter whether there's a Republican or a Democrat in power. The bombing just goes on and on. 70yrs sure is an incredibly long bombing campaign. We shouldn't aspire to be an Empire. Our Founding Fathers didn't want that.
     
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    They didn't?

    How do you know?
     
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    More foreign entanglements guarantee this bombing campaign will continue. It's getting to be just like Orwell's 1984. Perpetual never-ending War. I guess we will always need to have an enemy to keep the bombs dropping. How many enemies are we up to now? I lost count a long time ago. Pretty sad stuff.
     

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