I believe you have it quite right, and most Americans do not want to be the worlds policemen.<quoted text>No, we are not between the rock and the hard place, the world is in that situation! Now what do we do for the world.
Me, I am tired of being the world's policeman, let Europe and other nations do the diry deed, they have more to lose than the US does.
The UK, France, Israel, Russia, S. Africa, Pakistan and India have the nuclear capabilities, let them be the bad guys for awhile.
But Washington DC ( THE POWERS THAT BE ) makes $Billions & $Trillions in other countries.
Only when a politician retires and does not take a lobbying job, then he can tell the truth, like Hollings.
FOLLOW THE MONEY.
They're All Against Jobs
by Sen. Fritz Hollings / December 20, 2009 / http://tinyurl.com/ydr27ze
Who is against jobs in the United States? The big banks, Wall Street, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Roundtable, the United States Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, Corporate America, the President of the United States, Congress of the United States. Everyone is crying for jobs, but no one seems to understand why there aren't any. And the reason for those opposing jobs is money.
Beginning in 1973, big banks made most of their profit outside of the United States. Industries off-shoring, investing, banks financing the investments, transfer fees, fees and interest on the loans made for bigger profits. Long since, the big banks under the leadership of David Rockefeller have led the way to off-shore and make a bigger profit. Goldman Sachs, AIG, Citicorp and Wall Street, conspiring for a bailout and now using it for bonuses, make more money from the off-shored operations.