waxon saidAmerica does not agree with alot of countries and we might not get along, but we will help when tragedy strikes. Its what we do."
I try to steer clear of politics, but really, Pattison! If the Thais and Italians felt the way you did they wouldn't have cashed our tsunami and earthquake checks. Heaven help Australia!
The U.S. and the world should be particularly commended for their relief efforts since as soon as their direct intervention ends so much more of the donated money will wind up in the pockets of the infamously corrupt Haitian government officials. While that government didn't cause the earthquake it's responsible for the lack of infrastructure impeding the survival of many victims. Yes, it could be argued that the U.S and other nations could have taken a greater role in Haiti's governance but increased American involvement in foreign affairs hasn't been met without international criticism since the Marshall Plan. Why not switch gears and criticize the HAITIAN government?
What annoys me most, as a US citizen, is his obsession with pontificating on my own country."
I'm sorry Pattison but I have to agree with Red_Vespa. Even new to the boards I immediately noticed a common pattern to your threads - subtle and none too subtle criticisms of the U.S. We get it already! But wouldn't your agenda be better served by starting a political blog instead of airing your anti-American sentiments on RealJock? Your expertise here on other matters would prove more valuable.