Perhaps the government should get cracking on the proposed plan to cut funding to the UN. Ironically, we are the largest contributers to that anti-american organization. That would free up cash to give to Red Cross, no?
Originally posted by StaggerLeeI dont believe the Federal Government pays the tab on the inauguration, I believe the RNC does.
Seems like you worry a bit too much about what people think about America.
So, are we supposed to care about our global reputation?
I dont get why when we make a decision that is in our best interests, we get the "the global community is against that policy" yet when we actually have an opinion about how we're seen, then somehow that is wrong too?
But, I guess if I were Canadian, where 90% of the planet doesnt have an opinion of my nation, one way or the other, I could be pretty much indifferent as well.
The global economy is very important and we as Americans need to make sure that we elect good people to make sure we have a good global reputation.
We have a very BAD opinion about how we're seen. Have we already forgotten about Iraq?
And now, for a limited time only, THE BAND IS OUT ON THE FIELD!!!"
This happened in Iraq, right? So, are you asking for Bush to apologize for this as well? You seem to miss the point. The new justification for the war in Iraq is that we are spreading American/Western ideals to people that were being oppressed.