What % of the world should we police/contol?

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    Here's a pie chart of the world's population (I think it's old but it's close). You can see us in purple. My question is, what parts of the world, other than our own country, should we police or control with our political policy or military might?


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    anybody?
     
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    Our Borders, the High Seas, What we agree to by Treaty.
     
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    We obviously we shouldn't have to "police" anyone--and I think you will find a general consensus from both liberals and conservatives that we are very tired of being the police of the world.

    Unfortunately we get wrapped up in other peoples problems over oil--and threats to this nation.
     
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    weird question is weird. It is hard to know just what you mean. We should be in charge or ourselves and do as good a job of that as we can.

    We should assist in taking care of issues like piracy and the slave trade on the high seas. As for what we can do on land, that is problematical.

    We can't march in and take over every state if we don't like their government. But if some states are totally rogue we can't let thug states bully their neighbors.

    And what your pie chart has to do with this discussion i have no idea.
     
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    So you advocate gutting the Military like Clinton and Obama?

    What is your position on Treaty Obligations?
     
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    no

    we should honor them until they can be renegotiated
     
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    Anything that is in our interests of course.
     
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    Agreed. I think We should either get agreeable positive results on all of our agreements or let them expire. If it is not mutually advantageous why are we in it in the first place?
     
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