“O Tay Mr Peabody! Set the dial on the Way Back Machine to 1911!”
“…Mitt Romney sounded not so terribly different from Obama on Afghanistan, with the crucial difference that he wants out faster. Michele Bachmann and virtually all of them thundered that we had no need to be involved in Libya, least of all by playing second fiddle to France (a few things don’t change). Ron Paul peddled his predictable isolationist wares, and he did so to a rather robust round of applause.
“…Their message with respect to America and the world (except from Rick Santorum, who mounted a lonely defense of our worldwide military presence) was that we should just stay home and forget about it.
“Country First” is seductive – no doubt – yet any campaign promises or speeches will get mugged by reality.
See – thing is – as the world’s only hyperpuissant – uniquely powerful – the only one of her kind – ever – Great Satan is the indispensable nation. She alone strikes out on a globestomping scale to correct uncool behavior, rescue the perishing and care for the dying.
Regardless of the tempting temptationing sirens song of isolationism (often risibly camouflaged as something something “Off Shore Balancing”) – Great Satan essentially cannot abandon the world she herself hath wrought - no matter how refreshing a vacation holiday sounds.
Just like Spider – Man, with all this great power came great responsibilities. It’s a fact Jack – whether sought after, wanted, welcomed or not.
A lot like the armies of attention attracting sporty shorties at the mall that demand, deflect and encouragingly discourage players.