Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan….. US should not be involved
The American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, has been killed by Libyans who stormed the US consulate building in Benghazi. Three other American officials died as a result of the assault . They hit the compound with gunfire and grenades and then torched it.
The attack came after an internet trailer for an American film about the Prophet Mohammed.
US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, rightly said she was ‘heartbroken by this terrible loss’. Then, to cover the response as she was expected she added: ‘The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But let me be clear: there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.’
In Afghanistan, Taliban are on a roll. They are killing US troops and want to show inside eighteen months that they’re chasing the US forces (and the NATO coalition with them) out of Afghanistan.It was George Bush of the United States that started the killing fields
What all this shows is that George W. Bush should never have got the US and its allies involved in Iraq and Afghanistan because once they decided to go home (with a little help from their friends – the US electorate) they would get the idea that they had achieved nothing other than finding themselves hated throughout large parts of the most important region on the globe.
President Barack Obama tried a low key involvement in Libya, but there’s no way even he can control the power of YouTube and the rest of the social network.
The hell of it all is that there’s not a single place in the world that doesn’t have a view about US and the Alliance involvement in other people’s affairs. Problem is, other people’s instability and destabilizing events are seen as part of the global war on terror. They are not, but that’s the way they are seen by increasingly incompetent intelligence analysts in the major Western capitals. Staying out of other people’s troubles may make good short-term sense. But it doesn’t handle prejudice at home and in other minds. If Romney wins, he’ll understand just how baseless are his speeches about making America strong again.