columbia wrote:Tom Cotton 'Corruption Of Blood' Bill Would Convict Family Members Of Iran Sanctions Violators
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/2 ... _hp_ref=tw
I had to make sure that it wasn't April 1.
Said it before that there is a surprisingly large % of americans that would be perfectly fine with internment camps for muslims.
There are only two ways forward with regards to the course of our foreign policy:
we either continue to go full-tilt with radical neo-conservatism which, in order to proceed requires a strict control over information and will see more reporters in prison, more dictators and war-lords supported with our tax dollars, more innocent men, women and children decimated; more soldiers killed, more civil liberties erased. All with very predicable counter-productivity in terms of quelling terrorist acts at home.
Or we change our approach with the middle east. The first thing I would suggest is to "encourage" ME nations to support liberal policies in terms of private property rights. Eventually, require oil companies to compensate individual land holders for mineral extraction rather than paying the over-lords of those people. Export capitalism rather than militant neo-mercantilism and things will change.