Your Commander was shocked to hear that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) are discussing military intervention in the uprisings that are currently occurring in Libya. Two interesting reports appeared in the Washington Post and on AOL over the weekend that carried strong commentaries from readers reflecting a similar reaction to that of your Commander.
I have also heard that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated that she is rushing to the area to meet with leadership of other countries to discuss strong actions in support of the rebellious forces in Libya. It is my opinion that it is time for the US government to step back and see what unfolds there in the days and weeks ahead. We have experienced a strong backlash to recent interventions in the Middle East, and I suggest it is prudent that we get our own house in order before spending massive amounts of money that we do not possess to tell other countries how to conduct their business. Let me be clear that I do not endorse that wacko Moammar Gadhafy, but here we go telling other people how to live their lives when we cannot control our own financial solvency.
Of course I am in favor of providing humanitarian support to suffering people around the world, but look at what has happened to the billions of dollars thrown into Haiti. Look at what the cost in American lives and dollars our intervention has had in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now we have three old political war horses, traveling at great expense to the American taxpayers, telling other people how to live their lives because they “think” American interests are at stake.
What is the all-knowing United Nations doing to stop the death and destruction in the Middle East? They meet, talk, sometimes pass sanctions, and accomplish nothing but spend million of precious American dollars.
Your Commander is going through a bit of a change in my political positions as I have come to the conclusion that our political representation is not functioning in the best interests of the American people, but in their personal self-interests. It is far past the time that we revert to the principals that founded the greatest country in the world based upon our Founding Fathers’ guidance. Yes, times have changed, but their core principals remain solid as a rock and as applicable today as they were back in 1776.
It is long past the time to solve our own economic issues of unsustainable debt and unemployment. It is time to stop saving the world with our scarce dollars and save our country. It is time to re-establish AMERICA FIRST movements, and wave a flag that correctly and firmly states “DON’T TREAD ON ME!”
My dear departed Irish Mother was right when she taught me that CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME, and it is practical to keep our nose out of other people’s business.