Poll: Should America Back Away from Middle East?

Consulate killings in Libya and widespread protests in Arab nations expose limits of U.S. power.

Deadly protests over a low-budget anti-Islam movie have spread across the Middle East and may have played a part in provoking the killings of four American consulate Glen Doherty of Encinitas and Tyrone Woods of Imperial Beach. Despite the U.S. role in saving Libya from a dictator with genocidal intentions and defending Afghanistan from the Taliban, America is denounced and attacked in the Arab world. Should we stay engaged in those nations or cut our losses and leave?

Komfort September 24, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Acting like a tough guy now that you know Mary is single. I find that to be very perverse, Ed. Don't pull a Hendrix with that vomit...
alexpinca September 24, 2012 at 05:54 AM
Chris you are entitled to your point view...but you lose my attention when you start spouting "socialism". That BS is dying a slow death but it is dying. In my view your philosophy leaves a very large power vacuum that corporate vultures will be glad to fill...no thanks to your ideas of governments limited responsibilities.
alexpinca September 24, 2012 at 06:13 AM
Somewhere along the line, the U.S. decided it had the responsibility to spread Democracy throughout the world...quite some arrogance don't you think...while our intentions may have been good, I can assure you that this not the way they were received. In many cases we were supporting despots but trying to convince them to be more democratic. Unfortunately, the general populations were unaware of our efforts behind the scenes. You just have to look at Egypt and Iran to see how successful that strategy was implemented. I think if you look behind the veiled good intentions, we were trying to make the world safe for corporate America...if that wasn't the case, at least that is the way it was perceived...industrial imperialism.
PwmCwzy September 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Komfort - You are a perverted vile old man that is unable to carry on normal conversation with ordinary people because of your bigoted mindset. The fact that you can’t see what you truly are is all the proof the rest of us need to be convinced of it.
Komfort September 24, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Don't sweat it Pwm. Your Gerontophobia isn't a common disease but it does happen. Let me know when your medication kicks in and you can be civil. I will pray for you in the meantime.


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