someone please explain to me where we are going with our foreign
policy? What is this backing Albanian rebels in their drive to take
a piece of Macedonia. Hey is just me or is it really hard to figure
out who the good guys are with the Albanians, Macedonians, Serbs,
and the Kosovoans? Throw in the different religious factions and
I would have to say that our state department is really throwing
darts at the map, picking one group over the others.
the same time US planes are bombing Iraq again. Is this now our
longest war or is Iraq our new Vieques? We might as well keep on
bombing, as those people will hate us for generations to come even
if we quit now.
Talaban in Afghanistan have arrested American citizens who were
trying to convert people there to Christianity. Who were these brilliant
we are again trying to tell Israel and the Palestinians not to fight.
We warn and call killing moves on both sides "provocative".
Lets get serious and stop giving money and arms to that area of
the world. That might wake someone up and save us some serious tax
Russia and China have been pushed into being friends again with
Bushís "missile defense plan". Just what we need, those
two countries working together on anything.
still have 100,000 troops in Europe and over 30,000 in Korea. With
military units in Panama, Turkey, Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Guam,
Germany, Azores, Hungary, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Korea, Kuwait, Puerto
Rico, and Spain. Oh!, I almost forgot Okinawa, where our troops
have endeared themselves to the local population.
think if we moved these troops to, letís say, Brownsville, Laredo,
Del Rio, El Paso, Douglas, Nogales, Yuma, El Centro, and South of
San Diego, we would be protecting Americaís interests better.
it really too much to ask for our country to set down some standards
that our country goes by diplomatically, that would allow us (the
citizens) to know that if country "a" did something that
didnít fit our standards, they would be on the other side. I know
that this is a complex world, but a little continuity would really
help with the score card.
set of standards based on our Constitution that would transcend
administrations would allow the world to learn, what is acceptable
to the United States.
Bush is now about to abandon the 1972 ABM Treaty and the 1967 Outer
Space Treaty, the latter banned the militarization of space. The
world is awash in arms, with nations willing, ready, and currently
using them, including the USA. Now President Bush wants to start
moving the arms race to a spaced based force and deploy weapons
in outer space.
America would develop a non partisan foreign policy or even some
standards that we believed in, then the world would be able to understand
where we were coming from. This is the time in our history where
America can set standards that we want others to follow and our
constitution gives us some guidance in that department.
we would follow the Constitution that all politicians like to tell
us they defend, then we would bring the troops home, let whoever
wants to duke it out with each other, and go in afterwards and start
trading with the victors. What we are doing now just makes both
sides hate us. The Constitution is a good read. Try it.
Glaser [send him mail]
is a Vietnam vet and a volunteer in veterans hospitals.