Sunday, January 25, 2009

Obama Continues Bush Attacks That Kill Civilians

It has been reported that a U.S. air strike in Pakistan has killed civilians. The attacks killed at least fifteen, including a reported three children.

One of the only positives I could have envisioned in an Obama Presidency is a switch from the awful Bush Administration foreign policy. I did not expect much to change, though, as both parties have continued the military empire that is the United States. Yet again we are going to have another administration that does not stop and ask the vital question that no one seems to ask: Why did we get attacked?

Instead of starting two wars that destroyed (and continues to destroy) two countries as well as unleashing a huge wave of anti-American sentiment, it would have done the neo-cons well to stop and think about why someone would want to drive planes into our buildings and kill our civilians. Of course there is someone in the Republican party who asks and answers this question:

"They don't come here to attack us because we're rich and we're free. They come and they attack us because we're over there. I mean, what would we think if we were –if other foreign countries were doing that to us?"
-Ron Paul

So while the neo-cons and liberals keep promoting the foreign policy of intervention, I for one will stand for a foreign policy of freedom.

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