More from the mailbag. Liberals promote world depression. Its a fact.
"I just try to see things as they are, not as I want them to be. An imperfect world. With a limited range of possible responses on our part. The US aint gods gift to the world, we're only the last best hope."
Look, in all seriousness, you don't view anything the US does under this administration as good. You don't see things as they are, you partially see things as you want them to be. In each of the situations regarding our foreign policy, you see the US as the perpetrator of injustice. It is your overriding world perspective. If you don't see that, I can't help. This view is a creation of your political philosophy, not a independent "assessment of foreign policy", not that such a thing exists. You say we are the last best hope, yet you hope we are defeated? And what kind of hope is that? You express no hope, and no vision of a bright future. Just predictions of DOOM. Doesn't that seem troubling? The view that the US is a "beacon on the hill" and has a bright future, and can be an example for the rest of the world, even one coming from God, is what made Reagan so popular. It is what people want, and respond to. It is the reflection of the population, a indicator of the countries desire. It is what build National strength. Your defeatist attitude, of limited possibilities, of an imperfect world, inspires no one. And also engenders a malaise preventing progress. What is worse, some have the same view and philosophy you adhere to and act upon it to the direct harm of our country, purely for political power. They would have called for FDR's head and wanted to impeach Lincoln, as well as predict the DOOM of the US in those conflicts given the context and your current state of analysis. It is a free country, people can speak freely, there were those in the time who did just that, but history tend to filter based on success.
Of course we dealt with less than favorable governments. And in the context of those decisions, there are arguments for both sides, just as valid. In hindsight, I personally believe that the long term foreign policy of the US should not be in support of dictatorial regimes. Yet we are not in business to spread a socialist liberal philosophy around the globe. We are in business to create a better future for our country first, and as an example, exhibit that to the world. Nations compete for resources. Life is competition, not globally induced fairness. That is the crux fallacy of socialism. Competition makes organisms stronger, extends survival. Forced mediocrity leads only to extinction. Whoops, now we have really drifted off into Wilsonian social Darwinism. Better stop ranting about that...
You don't like Israel for some reason? Imagine that. What is your gloomy prediction for Iran? The Euro's seem to almost want it to be a nuclear power. Another Islamo Fascist thug, with real WMD, and a Hitleresqe view of the Hebrew. Probably take at least 6 or 7 Divisions to occupy it peacefully (snarky sarc.).