Before recapping some of the most controversial political twists and spins of 2011, it would be remiss to ignore a growing sentiment that the United States can, somehow, bow out of its protectorate role and isolate itself from the rest of the world. Doing so ignores the fact that America is already at war with terrorists and the rogue nations supporting them; it denies that both foreign and domestic political espionage occurs, even in civil societies, replacing liberty with law; it ignores the fact that there ARE evil people in the world who, through wealth and/or fame, gain political power and use it for evil purposes; and it ignores the fact that there are lobbyist groups in America that are sympathetic to “ending American imperialism”.
Imperialistic or not, America spent billions of dollars and thousands of American lives to stabilize Iraq. The United States did not take land from the Iraqis nor demand recompense of any sort, rather, America helped Iraq through the transition of Saddam Hussein to its newly elected government. Libya and Egypt were not as lucky and their entire countries are in turmoil. As they attempt their own transitions, Russia spreads communistic ideals and Islāmic revolutionaries spread quasi-political-religious propaganda while the United States lies silent for fear of being called “imperialistic”?
Wake up America! The commies and Islāmis are more bold with the exit of American troops from Iraq than ever before. Don’t be fooled into thinking you are safe because you live half-way across the world. They are very politically active in the U.S. and their riots and deceptions have American enemies emboldened by, what they perceive as, a weak President and indecisive Congress. They have gotten their inch and taken miles.
Okay, down to brass tax… but, prior to going any further, I am require by law (probably somewhere) to inform you that if you have high blood pressure, have had a stroke, are prone to uncontrollable fits of rage, or brainwashed by political rhetoric, you might want to stop reading right now…
For the rest of you, I present my pick of the top 5 political twists and spins of 2011. Ready?