Isolationism would uplift the world's madmen

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As the saying goes, "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." No matter how hard the president tries to avoid foreign entanglements and turn his agenda to domestic issues, events abroad keep tapping him on the shoulder.

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Iran and now Syria, Russia and China, having no problem with foreign intervention, watch with fascination as the United States agonizes over our degree of involvement.

Isolationism, however emotionally agreeable, always without exception allows barbarians and madmen to get progressively more adventuresome and brutal. Now chemical weapons, later biologic and nuclear weapons, all in a shrinking world, will eventually find their way to our shores.

Sadly, we are the world's policeman, and if we chose not to be, who would be?

JON BRILLMAN
Point Breeze


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