reverend_kyle wrote:happysadfun wrote:I am not anti- any civilzed country. I believe that we should be carpet bombing Syria back to the Stone Age and at war preventing Iran from getting nukes.
And then with all of our army elsewhere we can endanger the rest of our citizens with no one here to protect them, or if we get attacked by someone else like say north korea no one to protect us over there..
Now do you see how preemptive attacks hurt us?
Oh my God. This is surely a sign of the coming of the Apocalypse. I actually agree with the Reverend on this one.
We can't afford to spread our troops out any more than they already are. North Korea is a powder keg with a madman holding a lit cigarette and if we get too bogged down in too many other places, he's apt to try to take advantage of it.
And don't forget about China. Everything is hunky-dory right now with them because they're burying us in the free trade department but remember they still regard Taiwan as a renegade province. Eventually they will want them (read: require them) to rejoin the Mainland.
And as much as the idea of Iran having nukes troubles me, an attack is not the solution. Not with our current troop strength. As it is now, units are already on their 3rd and 4th tours as they keep cycling back to Iraq. Even our National Guard units are spent.
People who know me can attest I am no dove when it comes to global politics, but reality is a sad fact of life. The United States cannot afford to become embroiled in another major conflict until Iraq is put to rest.