Saturday, November 3, 2007

America's Stanch Allies in the War on Terrorism.

I just came back from reading a Blog titled American Interest. It is a blot that originates in Australia. I find his posts extremely informative as in today's.....He reports that and I paraphrase, Japan, one of America's stronger allies has withdrawn its forces and help in Afghanistan. It has happened. The refueling vessels that were stationed in the Indian Ocean has been recalled. I don't know the full story, but, It doesn't sound good. See "American Interest" for the complete story.
With all this anti-American feelings and Politics world wide. I think once Iraq is completed we should start to withdraw our troops from the world and start to take care of our own interests at home. I am quite sure both Germany and Japan, after WWII, are limited with the type military and probaby the number they can raise, by treaty. What thanks to we get from the World Body. A slap in the face, and not even a thank you. I'll rephrase that, I have read multiple times about Iraqi citizens thanking us for our involvement in that country. That being said. It's time to begin looking inward. We cannot continue to be the world police force with no backing from most of the world community.... I ramble......

14 comments:

David Schantz said...

Tapline is correct, American Interest is a great site and it is way past time for us to take a real serious look at some of the countries that claim to be our allies.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Tapline said...

David, Thanks for visiting. I was really taken back when I saw this post from AI as I thought nothing could shake Japans stedfastness to cause of Terrorism. How wrong I was.....Again.....stay well...

The Lowest Rated Blog said...

TL

Our Japanese friends conducted their last underway replenishment in support of Enduring Freedom and were ordered to leave the area and head home. I have said ad nauseam that we need to get the heck out of the Middle East. We need to fix what is broken HERE at home. I do not expect any of our presidential wannabees to make any changes to our foreign policy. We need declare victory and move on. Have a fine Maine evening.

cfs

WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya Tap!...lets just stay the course eh!..Keep up the good fight my friend!:)

American Interests said...

Angel is right, stay the course. At the end of the day we still need the U.S. ... big time...actually with things going mad in Pakistan as I write, now more than ever. In relation to same follow the link.

http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/janetalbrechtsen/index.php/theaustralian/comments/without_bush_thered_be_hell_to_pay

Thanks Tapline, take care and I always appreciate your comments at AI as well!

Tapline said...

LRB, I know where you stand with the terrorist issues, so I will not try to persuade otherwise, we will agree to disagree, OK thanks for stopping by.....

WHT, Angel,,, Thanks for stopping by...I know, I know, i just get so worked up when they try to get out of doing their part..... Thanks for stopping by.....

AI, As I told Angel, I know we will stay the course. If we don't who will. I understand the Aussie's and Canadians are hanging tight.Great thanks for stopping by and I will go back and read your reference....stay well....

Tapline said...

LRB, No hard feelings please. I missread your last and felt you were advacating "lets just leave" we can't. I do not advocate making glass of the place either. I do recognize a phased withdrawal when appropriate. I also think re-education is possible, but it will take years not months

heidianne jackson said...

rambling can be somewhat therapeutic, tap. of course we must stay the course. of course we can't leave for a very long time. even if we do a phased withdrawal, i see us being in that region for many years to come...

crabby old man said...

We have to stay the course in Iraq for nothing less than a victory can be accepted for the U.S. We have pulled out of Korea & Vietnam without a win. If we leave Iraq without a win , we have no credibility left. What makes it so bad, no one at home is sacrificing anything unless they have military memebers fighting. Life here goes on as usual.
THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS ON MY & INSPIRED"S ACCOUNT
have a Great Day

Tapline said...

Heidianne, thanks for stopping by and adding your comments. stay well........


Crabby, As long as the Republicans stay in the drivers seat. We will prevail, if however, the other party is elected to fill that position, God knows what will happen.....stay well......

Paul Champagne said...

One of the themes of Otto's blog is that the World Order is a result of America, and that America needs to keep being the world's policeman. It sucks in a way, but the consequences of just pulling back to our shores is too dire to even contemplate.

Tapline said...

Paul,
Thanks for stoppiing by......Yes! I know we are the world policeman, but it gets so frustrating....Seems like we just keep giving and not receiving...I also know it is better to give than receive.....stay well....

Shah Alexander said...

The debate on further commitment to the Indian Ocean operation gets intensified in the Japanese Diet.

Although leftists adhere to the pacifist constitution, Japan is expected to join NATO's global operations along with India, Australia, and even South Korea.

This is a crossroad for Japan. Now, the Cold War is over. World War II obsession must be shed away for this century.

Tapline said...

Alexander, I think they have shed that obsession, long ago. I think they are however restricted by the Unconditional surrender treaty as it relates to their military. Could be wrong, but,,,,,stay well.....