China already is a superpower.Which we made so by stunting free trade with so many strings and ropes and gotchas that a Lilliputian would be proud. If you unleash the small US entrepeneur like he was beforetimes, of old, and tie down the Fed instead (to a great big rock) and throw it in the Atlantic where it can't come back up, and take all the resources poured into a sissy's war --that they tried to avoid winning at all costs for six years-- take those resources like Ron Paul said, then you'd have the wherewithal to make sure the nation could defend itself.
The Iraqis (and most Middle Easterners) demonstrate daily that they don't want us around. If they did, they would have the courage to shine spotlights on the bad guys.Few people really want chaos, and the unreported and underreported story is that the whole situation is improving there in almost all ways, and the Iraquis have indeed been shining the spotlight on the bad guys.
I think Paul's (both our Paul, and Ron Paul) suggestion on leaving Iraq (the entire middle east) to Iran and China (today) is not a long term plus for the US.That's not a change at all! China already is, and the entire current slate of all the candidates except for the one and only, all of them have helped China along to the goal, not to mention a recent president who approved technology to make sure they could aim their missiles straight.
If we would do this, several other changes would be made in US policy.
1) We decide that China is the superpower, mirroring the US (it is
2) We abandon any offensive initiative against Islamic extremists/terrorists, both in defense of Israel and the US.That's another issue, but Iraq was contrived into the role. China is much more a danger to prepare against. It doesn't have to be an abandonment anyway. The U.S. has to get back on track economically, culturally, spiritually, and in resolve first. Israel is a different issue though, but Palestinians would like to be free from all the shooting too, most of them, I would think...
We currently depend on the UN for "nation building", which it hasAnd there's an understatement...
shown it can't handle... Gerald Magnuson
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