Foreign policy is like a boomerang -- it always comes back. And when you're a superpower, it's like a big boomerang in a tornado. It comes back, but brings the kitchen sink and a few cows with it.
Jon Spencer wrote: > So John, are you now saying that we SHOULD be engaged in foreign conflicts? > :-) > > By the way, if you are, in this case I fully agree with you. We would not > have the problem we have today had we done so. of course, we might have had > WORSE problems. > > Jon > > John W. Redelfs wrote: > > > After much pondering, Marc A. Schindler favored us with: > > >Except that the war wasn't being waged under the US Constitution, and as > > >Gary has > > >pointed out, if the UN had pushed too hard or threatened to use nuclear > > >weapons, > > >all of Red China would have been down our throats. > > > > Who cares? At the time, Red China didn't have any power. They couldn't > > have fought us without losing gazillions of people. They were fighting > > with clubs and pitchforks. We would have toppled Mao's regime, and the > > genocide of the Cultural Revolution would never have taken place. By some > > estimates, Mao was responsible for the deaths of up to 75 million of his > > own people as he systematically went about consolidating his power > > according to Marxist doctrine. > > > > As for the war not being waged under the Constitution, whose fault was > > that? Truman's? And I thought you said that the USA runs the UN? I also > > thought you said that the UN can't do anything without US consent. If our > > membership in the UN mandates that we behave dishonorably and send our > > fighting men to their deaths while allowing the enemy sanctuary beyond the > > Yalu, the those Americans who got us into the UN ought to be hanged right > > along with Truman. > > > > Some things are unforgivable. And the orders given MacArthur were > > treasonable. He was ordered to stand down while the enemy was still > > attacking him and killing his men. No wonder he took his appeal to the > > American people. He foolishly imagined that they would be too honorable > to > > let such a travesty occur. > > > > >"John W. Redelfs" wrote: > > > > > > > After much pondering, Gary Smith favored us with: > > > > >We can attack individuals for the choices they made through > hindsight, or > > > > >we can realize that such decisions are complicated. Chaos theory > states > > > > >that a butterfly flapping its wings today in China can cause storms > in > > > > >America in two weeks. Do we condemn Truman for limiting the Korean > war, > > > > >yet then you condemn George W Bush for seeking to extend the war on > > > > >terrorism to Iraq? Just where is the consistency? > > > > > > > > Truman asked MacArthur to lose a war. Truman should have been hanged > for > > > > high treason against the Constitution. --JWR > > ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================