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Why is America so obsessed with our taking military actions or plotting diplomatically around the globe?

Asked By: alphabetsoup2 - 1/2/2008
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Because we like to buy blueberries in December... More
Answered By: Larry R - 1/2/2008
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because when you own the globe you own the spice!
Answered By: Manaja Twizzle - 1/2/2008
 
And who are you?
Answered By: rotorhead - 1/2/2008
 
we wana feel important
Answered By: Vincent Valentine - 1/2/2008
 
power.. money... duh
Answered By: nothingconstant - 1/2/2008
 
Because they think that they are the World Police. People living in glass houses.......
Answered By: Sherlock - 1/2/2008
 
Diplomacy is critical. wars are not inevitible. Those who seek watrrs as the only solutions are mainly insane abusers, bent on showing personal power and might. Those who seek resolutions through peacefulmeasures first and to be complimented.
Answered By: Legandivori - 1/2/2008
 
If you ask me i don't agree with raping nations of their sovereignty and imposing democracy up on them by intimidation or war unless it is crucial for our national security... More
Answered By: Ding - 1/2/2008
 
It is no obsession. The reality is that the US has interests around the globe to protect. And, the US, thankfully, defends our freedoms.
Answered By: John K - 1/2/2008
 
I reject your premise, but geopilotics is the short answer to why america stays involved in the world...protecting our interests as it is.
Answered By: Just Suspend Me - 1/2/2008
 
you mean America's "leaders"? I think *most* Americans, if they care at all, simply want to get their sons (and a few daughters) back to something nearer to home, in something like one healthy piece.
Answered By: Jerry Lee - 1/2/2008
 
it's a minority or infiriority complex, America thinks if she doesn't get involved in everything some one is going to pick on her, and take her 'lunch money'
Answered By: slappingdummyman - 1/2/2008
 
because we are the most powerful country. Might as well take advantage of it. (hint: we should be helping, not killing iraqis.)
Answered By: ctaser - 1/2/2008
 
The people in power are obsessed because they are obsessed by the possibility of getting more power. The common people are obsessed with fear at this point. They understand that we have bit off a lot more than we can chew.
Answered By: Avery - 1/2/2008
 
Because people don't like to look at the evils going on in their own back yard because that is "too close" to home so they focus on what is happening elsewhere in the world...
Answered By: NekoMimi - 1/2/2008
 
Duh!! GREED & SELFISHNESS To American Governments (and a large portion of the population), there is no sense of Justice - only Just-US
Answered By: Devil's Advocate - 1/2/2008
 
Team America- f**k Yeah!
Answered By: coltsfansince1994 - 1/2/2008
 
Because secretly most Americans still believe in manifest destiny.
Answered By: Perplexed Bob - 1/2/2008
 
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