Tend To Our Own Business….

February 23, 2013
Banner - Will Rogerswill_rogers 193x250Somebody is always telling us in the papers how to prevent war. There is only one way in the World to prevent war, and that is, FOR EVERY NATION TO TEND TO ITS OWN BUSINESS. – June 28, 1925  Will Rogers

Will I know you are right about this but it seems that eighty years later our country still can’t seem to understand your words of wisdom. We still want to get into every nation’s business as if it were our own.  There are those in the Senate, particularly Mr. McCain and that bunch, who have not seen a war they don’t want to get into or one that they want to get completely out of.  They continue to huff and puff about Iran and that is just what the leaders of that country want.  They crave the attention. Even when we “declare” victory we always leave many of our soldier there for an eternity.  Over fifty thousand troops are still in Korea and Germany and those wars were supposedly over more than sixty years ago! We just spend too much time in other countries business!

In the Senate confirmation hearings for the secretary of Department of Defense these guys were down right  vindictive of the nominee. I couldn’t believe the nastiness of the rhetoric that Mr. McCain had for his one time close friend! If only we just stayed out of other countries business  as you told us we could eliminate needlessly putting so many of our kids at risk and maybe find a way in lieu of balancing our budgets on the backs of the poor of reducing our deficits.

Let’s make it a new doctrine of the 21st century to tend to our own business.  The first thing to do to accomplish that is to resign from being the policemen of the world. The rest of the world just doesn’t want us to play that role anyway.  Lets just tend to our own business and let everyone else tend to theirs….

But we are both just simple guys so what do we know….

5 responses to Tend To Our Own Business….

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    Late last night it was announced that 150 special forces troops will be assigned to 35 different countries in Africa.. ( Those are the publically missioned troops not including those already “assigned to Germany” on the ground in Africa.) McCain ran on the platform that we should build up our military presence. I guess the present administration liked the idea.
    Kennedy assigned 300 to that small Asian country as advisors.
    No one ever learns anything!
    It is hard not to flex muscle when you think it “could help” (which it rarely does).
    And have you ever noticed the French like to get into wars and then leave when they think we have it covered? Why cannot we learn from them either????

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      As long as we as citizens allow our government to spend more on the military than the rest of the world combined of course everyone else will turn it over to us. We are the ones with the big fat overblown forces; we are the Goliath of the world. This can come to an immediate stop whenever we as voters say that it must. When will we ever learn that simple lesson. It is not rocket science to make that happen; it just takes will…..

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    I don’t know why we have to be everywhere in the world either. At least on the surface it seems crazy. The only reason I can think of is … once again … fear. Our leaders must fear that if we do not have a major presence in all these places that someone else like China or Russia will. And the thought of someone else having more world power than us (and the resources of those countries) is untenable. John McCain may truly be a bad guy…and Obama too…or maybe they have become products of their environment in Washington.
    Africa is the new frontier and I’m sure we’ll be trying to maintain a major foothold there as in the Middle East. It truly doesn’t end. Right or wrong??
    Is the cost worth it? Doubtful. If it means going to war it is wrong..that’s all I know.
    (And, I wouldn’t look to the French for examples of anything.)

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      Hi Jane, it is probably more of an intimidation thing. I suspect that the generals are putting fear into the presidents and they just don’t have the courage to say “no” to them.

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    If you read history it has nothing to do with Generals, it has to do with industry. Jane has hit it on the head. China is making deals in Africa.
    Industry has always gotten us into war (can anyone say “oil”).

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