Afghanistan is no longer the buzz, which upsets me.
So, the greatest threat(s) to America's security is in Iraq and Iran? And we are there to preemptively squash possible breaches in that security? What else could possibly justify pouring my money into our countries flagrant expenditures abroad.
I mean, thats what our foreign policy is primarily about right; protecting American's security and perhaps fostering positive trade relations among the nations?
If I were a serviceman, and the US's policy/activity in Afghanistan WAS NOT an important enough issue to make CNN's 'issues list for presidential candidates' I'd be confused and pissed. How insulting, especially as Americans are so highly divided on the topic.
There WILL NEVER be a secure America. Ever, no matter who is in command. There will ONLY be sways in the perception of security.
Shit security of terroristic threat isn't even a number 1 killer, its horrible if it happens, but those occurrences full waaaaaay on the outliers of the curve. Reasonable security lies closer to the center, and it will just sway there back and forth.
I'm SICK of seeing the social quality and infrastructure of this country continue down-hill, while debt runs up-hill, in the name of global philanthropy and lax population control. So many problems this country faces are SYMPTOMS of our loving and giving nature, and forgetfulness about what a PRIVLIDGE it is to call yourself an American citizen. Citizenship should be EARNED, I would argue, even for domestically born individuals; to me its that VALUABLE. Yet we hand out this country's resources (insert American tax payer dollars) out to the masses while grumbling about our weakening dollar and 'immigration policy'...
Sorry getting off soap box now,