Everybody else wants America to flex more…American’s Don’t…

Israeli PM Natanyahu wants America to flex on Iran…

Other countries in the Middle East back the Israeli’s….

In the Pacific?

Countries there want more American flexing….

In the Ukraine?

Some wouldn’t mind American flexing…..

In the Middle East others want the US to send combat troops to flex against the Islamic State….

But President Obama has resisted almost all of those efforts to send American men and womane back into harms way….

U.S. allies got a “reset” and a “rebalance,” but what they really need and want is reassurance. During our time in the Obama administration, we saw this virtually every day –requests for more high-level attention, greater assistance and spending, stronger military presence and more assets, and deeper diplomatic engagement. But in an era shaped by the Iran nuclear deal, a resurgent Russia, and an aggressive China, American officials are scrambling to figure out what more they can do, and what, if anything, would be enough to satisfy our partners in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

The specific roots of these stresses vary by region, but the general drivers are the same. America’s partners fear the shifting security and political dynamics in their neighborhoods. They question the reliability of decades-old security agreements and international institutions created for different challenges in a different era. And they have taken note of growing U.S. wariness for international engagements…..

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Manila Calling!
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“Why don’t those countries that want the U.S. To “flex” more,”flex”Themselves?”

Sand or no sand, they should all be nuclear powers in ten years.

Flex that!

My Name Is jack
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There’s no chance of an invasion now. As usual the Republicans are huffing and puffing for pure political points.Indeed, the other day, Republican columnist Paul Greenberg criticized those suggesting an invasion and instead supported continuing sanctions.Apparently , He doesn’t understand that all the other “partners” in the sanctions gambit now support the deal. The United States alone perpetuating the sanctions would have little or no effect on the Iranians. It’s a tough lesson ,but the United States will have to learn that we are no… Read more »
Keith
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The Iranians can just go scoop up some of the Iraqi desert and build their bomb right Manila, who needs a nuclear reactor when you have right wing blogs to believe.

Manila Calling!
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Iran will get the bomb.

No chance for an invasion after that.

My Name Is jack
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I agree with your statement that Americans would rapidly turn against such an adventure as the deaths started coming.

Any President ,however ,even a hawkish Republican ,would certainly hesitate in sending in the troops with the ” support” of less than half the public as shown in the poll above.

Even the unpopular War in Vietnam had well over 50% support when the troop withdrawals began.

Democratic Socialist Dave
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Pay attention to some recent polls; the balance of opinion isn’t that clear. ¶ CBS News Poll. July 29-Aug. 2, 2015. N=1,252 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3. Do you favor or oppose the U.S. sending ground troops into Iraq or Syria to fight ISIS militants?” Favor Oppose Unsure/No answer % % % 7/29 – 8/2/2015 46 45 9 Republicans 60 31 9 Democrats 38 55 8 Independents 43 48 10 3/21-24/2015 43 46 10 2/13-17/2015 57 37 6 10/23-27/2014 47 46 6 10/3-6/2014… Read more »
My Name Is jack
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I second that.

Scott P
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My response to that?
Fuck em!

My Name Is jack
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Why don’t those countries that want the U.S. To “flex” more,”flex”Themselves?