Monday, April 30, 2007

Trump on the War

I'm not one to attack the president. I've always been irritated by people who say the president is stupid or they know better because they aren't the president. I believe if you have what it takes to become president (by whatever means you do) then you have some serious ability because there have only been 43 presidents. That's a hard group to join. Also, the president must be privy to much more information than a majority of people on the planet just by the nature of the office, so we don't really know what he does know and does not know.

That being said, I have to agree with Trump. This war is stupid, it was an emotional reaction and it's long past time to leave. I feel like this is a repeat of the Vietnam War. We are fighting a war of occupation, not a war of invasion and there is no way to win a war when your enemy could be anyone. I also agree that this is the time to leave. There will never be a good time to leave so it might as well be sooner than later.

What we need to do is not invade or attack but link more and more countries into the global supply chain. The only way to win in today's world is through economics. By using modern technology we should outsource larger and larger amounts of jobs to countries around the world as long as they prove they have enough government stability to support it. Let free economies do the work for us instead of this "War on Terror". No one is going to kill their business partners as long as they are getting a bigger piece of the pie than they would get without them.

I know we have this fear of outsourcing in this country but it's unfounded and foolish. If your job gets sent to another country it is the best thing that can happen to you because it forces you to break from the routine. It forces you to educate yourself enough to get a better position, one that you will most likely be happier occupying. If you can't do that, then it forces you to start your own business and use your imagination to find a way to survive. We celebrate the stories of people who rise from the ashes to new heights.

The world has changed since the days of our parents in every area. It's time to change the way we think and the way we approach the world.

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