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8 months ago on Player Capsules (Plus): The Flickering Candle of Stephen John Nash
Personally, I feel that we have been justified attacking them(possibly with exception of Iraq, but let's not pretend that we overthrew the Dali Lama and that outside forces within the Muslim community purposefully bombed their own people to start secretarial) we did meddle in their affairs with the Shah, etc.... And support brutal dictators.... But what can we do in the present if the people and the "democratically" elected governments chant "death to Israel" and "death to the us". ... I know for one that I would love to have a middle east where there was freedom of speech, religion, and other basic human rights. Countries that could get along with each other and Israel, and a better redistribution of wealth from oil revenues.....
I don't think we would meddle in that middle east ever
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/18/coming_to_grips_with_impotence
Might all be true.... But it is the exact same crap the democrats said about republicans.... That they hate us bc of Guantanamo, etc... Obama saying that he would "restore" America's honor... The speech in Cairo.... He talked like if we we're just nice to them and gave them great speeches that they would love us.... Guess what?
They attacked us under Carter...
They attacked us under Reagan....
They attacked us under Bush 1...
They attacked us under Clinton ...
They attacked us under Bush2....
They attacked us under Obama...
While we a the US are definitely not blameless for the policies and situation in the ME and among Muslims, there is more to see attacks than the things listed by Cohen
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/24/railroaded
i am just saying that we are going to cut military(maybe drastically) while China expands... and for some reason it is terrible to fund defense that employs people...but the stimulus and green energy jobs with repaving my road for the 10th time this year... it is a great idea
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://2012election.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/08/budget_waving_contest
most of which was caused by the policy of democrats... even though I admit that Bush did not help matters by fighting two unfunded wars... even though the original tax cuts got us out of the original mini-recession we were in when Bush inherited the White house
nope, i am complaining that legislation was created that required banks to give so many loans to those that could not afford them, and were constantly risen from 30% in the 80s to high 50ish% by the time the housing bubble burst which put us in this financial crisis
@JustinTurner1 @CharlesWarring @KimmeeSunWoo
I agree with Europe taking more of its own responsibility...he did not make Russia's US main political rival...he just spoke up a little bit...just b/c there not out bitter nb. 1 enemy does not mean that they are a friend, or we should not have our eye out to them.... and China is not limiting itself... they are putting on their expansionist hats and making themselves larger players in Africa, the ME, and South America
yes, banks..... my goodness... you think only Marxists read Foreign policy from these comments
which the President has made slower b/c of the Dodd-Frank act... which does not provide the solution to what cause the crisis... trying to make affordable housing available to everyone....
1.6 More Complications: Complex Securitization, Fannie, and Freddie
A significant amplification of these problems occurred because the adjustable-rate sub-prime and other mortgages were packed into mortgage-backed securities of great complexity. The risk of these was underestimated by the rating agencies either because of a lack of competition, poor accountability, or most likely an inherent difficulty in assessing risk due to the complexity. It led to what might be called the “Queen of Spades problem” corresponding to the game of Hearts. In
the game of Hearts you don't know where the Queen of Spades is; you don't want to get stuck with the Queen of Spades. Well, the Queens of Spades—and there are many of them in this game—were the securities with the bad mortgages in them and people didn't know where they were. We didn't know which banks were holding them 14 months ago, and we still don't know where they are. This risk in the balance sheets of financial institutions has been at the heart of
the financial crisis from the beginning. In the United States there were other government actions at play here. The government sponsored agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were encouraged to expand and buy mortgage
backed securities, including those formed with the risky sub-prime mortgages. While legislation, such as the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, was proposed to control these excesses, it was not passed into law. These actions of these agencies should be added to the list of government interventions that were part of the problem.
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wow, how humble you are
@jacobplitmanO, yea..... Romeny is playing brinkmanship like Krushev and the Cuban missle crisis... stop with the hyperbole....
I'm all for lets bury our head in the sand.... and pretend like this President has given away our natural resources to China and Brazil.... while Russia is doing all it can to gain access to them...
I'm not saying that Romney is Winston Churchill of foreign policy... but this article begins with the stance that Obama foreign policy exploits have been a sucess.... I do not agree with this... basically, he has done absolutely nothing except for intervene in Libyia on the behest of Europe and their need for its oil and kill AL-Qaeda leadership with drones.(which is ironic b/c its terrible to go capture a terrorist and do enhanced interrogation technique, but just shoot him in the head w/o a trial is a-ok) He has been nieve in so many areas... look at the situation of Daqduq the Hezbollah associate who is going to walk free after killing US soilders.... I am not hoping for a new cold war, but an American with a stronger backbone.
o, I'm so glad Obama non-saber rattling has worked so well with China, Russia, and Iran. Iran has given up its nuclear weapons, China has decreased military spending and no longer want to be the hegemonic power in the pacific, and Russia is not trying to monopolize the natural resources to hold western Europe hostage.... Thank goodness the great Obama can send drones out to kill Al-Qaeda... such strong national security credentials....