Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fwd: JULY 9, 2013



The news is full these days about troubles in other countries--Syria, Egypt and so on.  One question always seems to be, what should the U.S. do to help?  Most of the time, the wisest answer might be--nothing.

     I don't mean to sound like some 1930s
isolationist who closed his eyes while Adolf Hitler conquered Europe, but the issues in today's trouble spots seem domestic;  they're trying to straighten out their own houses, not move into anyone else's.

     If a little money can help, fine.
 Or a little advice, well, sure, though it's hard to imagine anyone taking it.  But sending our military men and women to right someone else's alleged wrong--let's just not.

     If it's clear that someone else means us harm then
, of course, we act.  But otherwise, let's just wish them a peaceful summer and walk on by.





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