Nigfis wrote:* The U.S. has never gone a decade without war...
Two decades, actually.
Eh? Your lot joined WWII in nineteen-fourty something.
As for the twenties, google the Banana Wars (1898-1935)
1935-1940 is the longest the US hasn't been at war.
CodeBlackv2 wrote:The recognition that the US has been at war for so much of its history is simply the recognition that the world is an un-safe place.
Woah there CodeBlack2 ! (And hello
The World can be
a dangerous place. It doesn't have to be.
Like anyone, anywhere, if you keep yourself to yourself, don't brag, don't steal, don't threaten, you'll get along just fine.
According to the World Peace Index
Top ten most peaceful (from 1-10): New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Austria, Sweden, Japan, Canada, Finland, Slovenia. Peaceful as they are, Scandinavians can be pretty competitive so let it be noted that Denmark and Norway are joint second with exactly the same index score.
So, nigfis, in your opinion, when should the US have stopped fighting for freedom?
When the US became free. Americans generally can't wait to tell us all about how free they are.
Incidentally John, I agree with every word Rath wrote about the " you envy us " argument. Its an absolute nonsense.
Been a while eh? I can see you're putting a fair bit of effort in, trying to liven the forum up bit. Good job.
Nigfis, the UK is hardly doing so well itself pal. Bankruptcy ..... Poverty, double dip rescission, massive unemployment, & third world wages.
Can't argue with that. We're skint. Proper skint, and prices are on the up like you've never seen mate. Look for 'triple-dip', coming soon I'm sure of it.
Why in the name of the myth we haven't adopted the Icelandic model that put the needs of its population ahead of the markets at every turn. By cancelling the peoples debt, allowing the banks to fail, putting in jail the bankers responsible, and in a "peaceful coup" they have rewritten their constitution and have made Iceland a real democracy with a great deal of the public's participation.
Still, none of that affects the topic, which is about the 'war on terror' and how its working out for the US.
Now when you have to strip, take off your shoes, and/or be x-rayed before being able to fly... and that's after you've had your liquids taken from you... Now when stuff like that happens, along with all the other Homeland Securicrap going on, I'd say the US at least, is very definitely on the back foot.