As a superpower, what is America’s role in the complicated world?
Ted Sadler: President Obama announced his Bin Laden news during the Celebrity Apprentice Sunday night to get back at Donald Trump and because he didn’t want the nation seeing NeNe Leakes and Star Jones having a Black women catfight; Obama must be cheering “Hope” Dworaczyk because he is all about hope and her kid with basketball player Jason Kidd is like baby Obama. There are those who would believe that nonsense but U.S. Defense actions and Foreign Affairs are serious business. In another joking moment, Seth Myers said in front of the president at the Correspondents’ Dinner that he knew who could beat Obama in 2012…the answer was 2008 Obama.
2008 Obama was no joke and he promise foreign policy based on respect for others around the world and soft power (when bread and butter win goodwill rather than bullets.) In South Georgia, we make peanut butter and I can smell the roasters 24 hours a day. The cost of one missile could buy a lot of peanut butter and goodwill between the developing world and U.S. rural ag community.
Why does our military sometimes seem like nation builders rather than warriors? We must allow warriors to be warriors and leave nation building to H.U.D. or U.S.D.A’s Rural Development. From Vietnam, we learned that the Pentagon should have freedom to kick –ss and take names. But, Republican President Eisenhower warned about the growth of the Defense Industrial Complex, those who want to make war to make money. Our troops should have the best equipment and the mission to handle their business and get home ASAP.
Thanks to President Obama for using the CIA or a real version of “The Unit” to do what needed to be done. Come on now…let’s be honest…we know that Black Ops can handle some business that the politically liberal think is wrong and unfair. We don’t need to talk about unfair. Unfair is spending billions to build communities around the world while America’s infrastructure crumbles. Unfair is having thousands of troops in harm’s way for extended tours when a Seal Team could have….you know.
President George H.W. Bush told the truth about the first Gulf War: we were there because limiting our access to that region’s oil would cripple America. The average American does care about those people in the sand but they love cheaper fuel. I am about to contradict myself: as the only superpower we must be involved in everyone’s business or they will form alliances that we can’t control and it could be checkmate for us. The plantation nor the cowboy mentality works when part of the world has the oil and part holds our debt. They have the drop on us and they insist on being treated like adults rather than kids. Funny, that’s similar to our founding fathers’ attitude about the British crown.
While I appreciate my fiscally conservative friends concerned with the mounting debt of their unborn grandchildren’s financial burden, I know that a more pressing concern was Bin Laden and his ilk’s effort to acquire on the Black market a weapon that would erase an American city off the map. Our foreign policy needs military might, respectable right and broad sight because I am weary of our involvement and assistance to people who dislike us.