Where do we go from here?

Many on this site have posted facts regarding the current and past administrations role and involvement in Iraq, the Middle East and the 'war on terror'. Different interpretations of those facts have been discussed. Is there anyone who has given some thought about what the US can do now and in the future to protect our soldiers, our homeland, and our allies? Where do we go from here?

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Submitted by Judith W Moore on Mon, 07/09/2007 - 12:14pm.


First we learn to live without foreign oil. The instability around the world which threatens us results from the US financing oppressive governments in order to maintain unfettered access to their natural resources so we can maintain our bloated life style.

Submitted by MIKEK on Mon, 07/09/2007 - 11:05am.

Let's consider strenthening the military to perhaps a 600 thousand person active Army, a half million person Air Force and Navy and doubling the size of the Marines and Coast Guard. Also doubling the size of the Reserve Component and National Guard for use in state and national emergencies. The cost involved is perhaps impractical since the priorities of our Federal Government is to maintain a status quo, but for arguments sake let's say we do just this.
Now when the military is deployed into harm's way we go to win, period. Yes, this would require occupational forces, but we win, unconditionally. During the last century did we not occupy both Japan and Germany, Martial Law was established, and our will prevailed. Any insurgency or effort to undermine US interests were dealt both swiftly and harshly. These two current world powers turned out well, did they not?

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Submitted by Cyclist on Mon, 07/09/2007 - 11:10am.

Actually, not all of Germany. As result of Yalta, postwar Germany was divied-up amongst the allies.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Sat, 07/07/2007 - 6:41pm.

And boy have they been discussed. If I had the answer I wouldn’t be setting in my house in good old Fayetteville. To keep this short, I’m concerned about the stability of the region realizing that, like it or not, this is the world’s oil supply - and battles have been fought for resources.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Sat, 07/07/2007 - 2:17pm.

I would rather be the strongest, than the Nation always looking for a handout from others.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Sat, 07/07/2007 - 4:11pm.

I agree with you about the strongest, however at the present time with the condition of our ground military and most of our equipment, along with owing foreign countries several trillion, that we have borrowed under Reagan and Bush, our strength is no longer those two items, but our people and our resources to be able to rebound.
We are experiencing enormous waste of our resources in supporting this war and our false economy.
Never expected all of that from two republican administrations!

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