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Did the presidential candidates even mention Europe in their "foreign policy" debate Monday night? It seems national politicians have always paid little notice of some areas; Africa, South America, Australia. But I can't ever remember Europe being ignored. You'd think the president would at least try to compare our economy and how it has fared over the past four years with Europe's. From a South Georgia perspective that would bolster his argument for re-election. And though both Romney and Obama did ostensibly discuss the Middle East, Near East and China, it seemed they wanted to draw those discussions back to domestic issues, like whether improved schools in the United States would help us compete economically with China or if bringing troops home from Afghanistan would help us balance the budget. The candidates seem to have focused their campaigns on just two or three major themes and appear to be unable to go beyond those themes. It's too bad. They need to broaden the public's perspective on the world.


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Iknowyou commented on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I watched a very good debate called Monday Night Football between Detroit and Chicago.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM

That's where my channel was tuned as well. Regarding Europe - it seems that we are no longer worried about "the evil empire," and if Obama wins next month, the watchword for our foreign relations with Russia (and hence all of Europe) will be "flexibility."

This ought to concern the American voter - A LOT. History has shown that those countries who participate in the world arena from a position of strength are those which are most successful. The fate of the weak ones (i.e., the "capitulators") - like France in WWII - hinges on whether they can be "rescued" by their strong allies when the inevitable attempt comes to gobble them up.

While I applaud President Obama's continuation of Dubya's policies in the war on terror, I believe that his policy of conciliation and capitulation in foreign policy has only made the United States WEAKER in the eyes of the world.

And when a country does that, it might as well adopt a national flag consisting of a big red bull's-eye.

Iknowyou commented on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Who sives a ghit about all that crap. What are y'all gonna do to get these people off welfare and get em a JOB ? Also what are you gonna do to help our elderly citizens out and stop giving it all to the illegal immigrants ? STOP GIVING THE MIDDLE EAST OUR MONEY AND LET THEM HATE US FOR FREE.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Yes - in this election, it IS all about the economy. But I'm not sure things will change - no matter who wins on November 6th - as far as money going to the Middle East is concerned. We will still be giving their governments "foreign aid," in hopes that they will control their maltreated and opportunity-deprived populations.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 14:49 PM

Iknowyou, yes we need to shut down the foreign aid dollars and we need to bolster that with bringing our military home and stop the shedding of our blood for the sake of protecting the oil industry and our people who are over there operaring that industry.

By the way our people who work in the oil industyry over there pay no income tax.

They are handsomly paid for their time there.

They pay no taxes and they are able to do what they do because our military is there to protect them.

Our military is paid by our treasury and it is paid with money borrowed from China.

Jimmy Carter started this mess when he turned the bankers loose and allowed usuary to become the norm of day to day business.

Now we all live in a pawnswhop world where the money handlers rule.

And the Banking industry has collapsed upon it's self.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 14:55 PM

We need to bring our soldiers home and utilize them as the manpower to secure our borders.

I mean really secure them like it has never been done before.

And as we withdraw from "over there" lets leave the guns and explosives there for them to use on each other.

Folks in that part of the world will never cease to fight and bicker.

They are trible and will forever be that way.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 06:02 AM

Pat Buchanan said in a recent column that there are some countries unsuited for Democracy.

I think that applies to all of those Arab territories.

We have allowed many fine young men and women to pay with thier lives for the benefit of the petroleum industry.

There are probably close to a dozen men from right here in Liberty County who went to New Orleans in the early seventies two work in the oil fields.

When they work off shore they pay no income tax.

They work one month on and one month off.

When they come home they bring a suitcase full of cash.

Is that perhaps why the oil industry prefers pumping oil out of the ground over there rather than here in the U.S.??????????????????

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 06:12 AM

Well I let myself stray somewhat from Mr Watkins blog, so lets try to get back to that.

Maybe just maybe we did not hear much Monday night about Europe because they are more socialist than we are just yet.

The Democratic party seems to be bent on taking us down the path of socialism and like Europe that will lead us to a place where we cannot keep our people gainfully employed within the confines of our borders.

We can't all be government employees or military active or retired and keep the wheels of capitalism turning.

This country simply must return to employment of our manufacturing base.

Thats where the money comes from.

Iknowyou commented on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM

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