In my mind, one reason the military is best to send into disaster situations is so tin-pot dictators can’t do what they’re accusing of us doing. We have a history of doing what we need to do in a given location, then getting the heck out when we’re no longer needed. Will the greedy dictators do that same?
Tell you what Mr. Ministers of Italy and France. Put your money where your mouth is and you do it. Italy’s government as a whole doesn’t seem to agree with Bertolaso but that’s beside the point. They think they know everything better than anybody else but when it’s time to take the lead who do they look to? Us. So,either put up or shut up.
I don’t care if you call it American Exceptionalism (which I prefer) or something else but the United States always takes the lead, not out of a need to dominate but because nobody else has the fortitude to do so.
If you want exceptionalism for your countries,then do something about it except complain when somebody else does what you won’t.
WOW!!!! WOW!!! The seat formerly held by the late Senator Edward Kennedy has been won by Republican Scott Brown!! Yes, that’s right! A Republican won the U.S. Senate seat for Massachusetts! It’s an astonishing achievement! And it is the one thing that finally got the attention of the liberal elites in Washington DC and in the lame-stream media.
They refused to listen to the American people in the Tea Party movement. They labeled us “tea-baggers”, a disgusting term, and ridiculed us despite the hundreds of thousands who participated. They didn’t listen to the election results in Virginia and New Jersey last November that saw HUGE Republicans gains in deep blue and purple states. They didn’t even listen to the anger of the American people over the back room, shady deals and outright bribery of senators to secure their votes on a healthcare bill the Left sought to shove down our throats.
Finally, the “Scott” heard ’round the world in Beantown seems to opening their ears. Democrat Senator Jim Webb of Virginia released a statement saying, “… I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.” Even ultra-liberal Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) released a statement that suggested the Senate Democrats should go back and rework their healthcare legislation. When the libs are saying stuff like this, you KNOW they’re scared.
However, I suspect the Democrats hearing improvement is only temporary. They’ll be back to their tin-ear ways of ignoring the people and attempting to ram liberalism down our throats in no time.
This is good news for the GOP. Scott Brown’s epic victory in Massachusetts will be a great recruiting tool to attract strong Republican candidates into the 2010 race. Then, once again, the Revolution will be televised.