America: The Enforcer

It seems as though America has a problem with minding it’s own business. What else is new though? America’s new fascination is Libya. Move over Afghanistan and Egypt, we have other business to butt into. Since when did it become America’s responsibility to be the enforcer on other people’s situations?

I have respect for our President, but is he following in the footsteps of his predecessors? I think as a powerful country among many we should be informed about things that are going on in other countries but is it our place to intervene when we don’t like the things we are seeing?

The video below is an official statement from President Obama about the situation in Libya and what the USA plans to do if anything about the current situation.

Do you feel as though the USA is getting in way over its head? We have our own issues in America right now; is it really plausible to get involved in something else or is it because we are such a powerful nation that we are obligated to force our help regardless?

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brett
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 16:14:47

    The current conflict in Libya is certainly in our interest. The problem is most people under the age of thirty don’t remember the problem Gadhafi once was and apparently still is. Him and his government ordered and aided the killing of American and British civilians with the bombing of Pan Am 103 in the eighties. His regime is brutal and corrupt. If we agree that all men deserve the same rights we enjoy in the US, then we should be proud to assist the brave revolutionaries in their fight to topple this government. Indeed our own founding fathers did it themselves over 200 years ago.


    • TLC
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 17:31:30

      Your right. All men deserve the same rights in America but the fact of the matter is that all people don’t have those rights. We sent our troops over to fight these battles yet they come back with no sense of comfort from the place they fought for. They are displaced, left with nothing other than what they left with. Homelessness and poverty are still a major factor. What kind of country do we look like going over to help others yet we can’t even take care of our own? We are just starting to recover from a recession on top of numerous other things yet we are ready to go fight whenever we see fit to. I’m not saying we shouldn’t aid in helping others but don’t bite off more than you can chew.


  2. Brett
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 16:19:10

    I just reread your post and did not see you mentioned Afghanistan also. If you need to ask why we “butted” in there, then I’m not sure you have paid very close attention to the recent events of the past decade. How can you forget September 11, 2011?


    • TLC
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 17:16:56

      No one will ever forget 9/11 let’s be clear about that. We all know the reason why America is involved with Afghanistan. The question is WHY are we still there? Why does the USA feel the need to control this country and slowly give it back its own freedom as a nation? Maybe my knowledge isn’t that vast about the whole situation but I do know the reason why we went over there in the first place and that was to look for a particular person. Everyone has their opinion about whether the United States should still be over there right now the fact that they keep saying we are making a slow withdrawal out of Afghanistan is only used to calm down most people.


  3. Brett
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 16:21:14



  4. Brett
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 03:57:21

    I thought Obama campaigned on something about regaining respect in the international community. Offering men, materials and support to assist in an operation which was unanimously approved by the UN seems a good start. Of course there will always be things at home which require our attention. Homelessness and poverty being two of those things. However how does enforcing a no fly zone and firing cruise missles at military installations being used by a murderous and corrupt dictator to kill his own people have anything to do with each other? The reasons for homelessness and poverty are too numerous and complex to list here. I aam sure there are plenty of good people who have dedicated themaselves to this cause. Its funny how many people think that we went to Afghanisatan looking for bin Laden. As if once we got him we would pack up and leave. We are still fighting and being killed everyday by Taliban and Al qaeda fighters who want nothing more than a repeat of 10 years ago.I for one hope we can KILL every single one. I, for one, support the President 100%.


    • T.L.C.
      Mar 29, 2011 @ 04:13:02

      I back my President 100 percent also but I think everyone can find something we don’t agree with about his presidency, doesn’t change the level of respect. We all have our opinions about everything and luckily we live in a country where we can almost do it freely. All we can do is agree to disagree. I have no intentions to disregard any of your comments because it’s how you feel. We are both entitled to them. Thanks for the conversation!


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