Originally Posted by Preacher
Problem is... if we ignore all the other countries, then the problems will come to our doorstep. For instance, if we ignore Turkey... Thier military will not be strong enough to stop the next take over in government.... when islamic militants get too much control. That will spell danger to the U.S., as it will be another major nation in Islamic control.
That's kind of the point, though. In order for the rest of the World to appreciate our role, they need "the whip". They need to see what a truly stabilizing force this Country is, in spite of past blunders. I realize this would ultimately complicate things for us in the short haul, but we'd be rewarded with a lot more international cooperation after the year of turmoil was over.