Different View of the Small Stuff
I do not believe in complete isolationism but I do believe that places that do not perform their duty to other embassies should not benefit from our help. Other countries should also join in when one is attacked. Now that we have been brought face to face with the inevitable downfall of our economy without a lot of hard work, why so we continue to send dollars to other places, especially those that don't treat us as friends.
There are people in the world that hate me. I do not spend one minute trying to curry favor with them or spend one $ trying to influence their opinion. Why does the USA work so hard to do just that?
I think the old saying that says - "Work for peace but prepare for war." Is that such a bad saying?
For the next year, we will be forced to focus on the hard problems here at home. Iran, Afghanistan, and any other country that causes us to lift our focus from here at home is just out of luck.