U.S. Isolationism soaring

A recent Pew Research Center poll finds that 49% of Americans say the U.S. should “mind its own business” internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own. That’s up from 30% in 2002. (Click here for more info.)

Bring ‘em home,

Bring ‘em home,

No more soldiers over there,

We’ve no business being there.

Haven’t we trouble enough over here?

Must we look for more elsewhere?

Let’s just worry about our own folks;

Those foreigners are not our blokes.

Let ‘em look out for themselves,

While we do likewise for ourselves.

So in Country X there’s rape and pillage?

Well, this ain’t no global village.

So kids are starving in County Y?

I say let them die.

And there are massacres in Country Z?

Let it be.

And if the world goes to hell?

We have our walls to hide behind;

We’ll be safe inside our shell;

On our island we’ll be fine.

One Response to “U.S. Isolationism soaring”

  1. John Says:

    Interventions often require military force and the political risk of casualties. To my understanding France until recently divided its military into two groups: National Army and Rapid Deployment.

    National Army units could not be used unless there was an overwhelming French interest and required parlimentary approval. Rapid Deployment could be used to further any kind of French interest without approval.

    Maybe we should do the same. Any soldiers in Rapid Deployment units would be double volunteers and understand that they maybe used in situations where there is no immediate U.S. interest. Likewise, this arrangemnt may reduce political opposition to intervention missions.

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