Military gives money to Non-Combatants...

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    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=sto.../marineswalksoftlyandcarryabigstack&printer=1

    Money doesnt make up for the loss of a loved one, but its better than just throwing a blind eye to the situation. Just another example of how America goes out of its way to satisfy people. No one has ever repaid civilians for their casualties or property losses in past wars.
     
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    "The Americans hope they can pay cash to win friends..." True its better to make up for what we did by payin them, but that's a waste of money to settle the small claims that might have never happened. That just shows that we don't have a good foreign policy, all we have to do is buy people off, so we can have military bases there (coughTurkeycough). But that's the American way...
     
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    We could have just said fuck em. Collateral Damage. Insetad of repaying the government and having it trickle down over years, they went right to the source and cut out the middle man.
     
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    Lets pay the entire globe so that we can have world peace...that's a better plan than invading everyone in the first place!
     
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    or tighten security at home and recall all military overseas.stop all foreign aid and secure our borders and say "go ahead and kill each other,but if you mess with us it is certain annihilation.":D
     
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    I dunno bout all military overseas, but lets bring some home...as for tightening security, what for??? Anymore and we're infringing on the people's rights...like habeas corpus for instance...o wait...we're already doing that! However, i think we should be more focused on domestic affairs and less focused on takin over the middle east, i mean we've already got afghanistan and iraq, what do we need the rest for?
     
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    Do you really doubt that Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Nixon, Ford, Carter, weren't attempting to do just that????

    Why the hell do you think we keep paying the Saudis, Palestinians, Egyptians? Damn! Because we like them???
     
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    That's my point...we pay everyone, and we wonder why our foreign policy isn't working too well...
     
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    If it is truly "not going well" what do you suggest we do about terrorists , worried?
     
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    The only way to ensure peace is by having superior firepower - and using it.
     

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