> Pete Vanderzwet wrote:
> > Let's see if you can set aside your bias for a moment and
> > answer this honestly.
> > Where would the world be without the USA?
> In improving shape!
> Get rid of US meddling in the ME - its support of oppressive
> regimes and its support of Israel. Great, we would then have
> chance for peace.
Not only the ME, but South America and Africa. I used to think that those people just were uncontrollable and couldn't understand why they couldn't get it together. Then I learned about how often the CIA and USA interferes with the governments. Those poor people in those countries - so many people have died because of US meddling.
> There is much that is good in the US - great thinkers - great
> inventors and innovators - imagine no Windows without Gates -
> this would be a loss.
Actually, Gates 'borrowed' the Windows concept from the Mac. But that's another debate for another thread. ;)
> So without the US we would have some loss and same gain.
Just like with every country. The big difference is that every country isn't claiming to be so good that they interfere with the affairs of other countries.
> In the present political climate the political gains are
> clouding my mind to the losses which would occur without the
Right now, the Bush admin is destroying any good that the US stood for. But the foreign policy has been a thorn in the side of peace for too long.