From my perspective countries like Afghanistan and Iraq are not interested in our way of life at this point in time. Our involvement in the region is meaningless if the people we’re trying to “help” are not interested in what we consider the finish line: democracy, equality and capitalism.
As such, I’m in favor of leaving the middle east and focusing like a laser on becoming energy independent. We can then disengage from the dictators and religious zealots we’re doing business with because of our dependence on their oil.
Over time they may, or may not, come to our way of life and leave their barbaric belief systems behind. However, we will not need to worry about this as they will have little reason to hate our way of life because it will stop impacting them with our nation building. In the off chance they still hate our way of life enough to try to destroy us we can simply, and sadly, annihilate their terrorist and weapons with our superior technology (i.e. Drones).
1. What do you think of my plan?
2. What do you think of Obama’s plan?
3. Which plan would you vote for?
4. do you have a better plan?
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Is there any way for America to “win” in Afghanistan? Is Obama’s surge meaningless? What other options do we have? http://bit.ly/5nWJ0U