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Perspective - March 14, 2008

Letters to the editor

Our global positioning

Dear Editor:

On your Web site you ask: What do you think is the most important issue facing the country?

It very well might be true that we are electing the last President of the United States of America.

Our relevance in a global economy, community and humanity is not one of leadership or example. As a result, the world's countries are looking to their own collective leadership and the value of their combined economies as greater than any super-power. We watch our economic policy attempt to maintain our economic position but we do not have technology, productivity and knowledge to substantiate any real global leadership.

We are a consuming economy becoming more ignorant of our global role and more arrogant, and violent, in our protection of self-proclaimed leadership. We have stopped serving the world we live in and we have bordered ourselves against a world that invites our humanity and technological potential.

Yes, we might just be about to elect the last President of the United States of America.

Hal Bailey, Alamo

Comments

Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Mar 20, 2008 at 9:30 am

Dear Dolores,

The Christian Science Monitor, March 20, precisely defined the concerns of a majority of our citizens:

Washington - The Iraq war has been perhaps America's bitterest lesson since Vietnam in the realities of war and geopolitics – profoundly altering ordinary citizens' sense of their country, its essential abilities, and the overall role it plays in the world. Poll after poll shows that Americans are worried about US troops. They're distressed at the war's rising human and financial cost and are fully aware of the globe's rising tide of anti-Americanism. Most of all, they may be confused – unsure of how the United States got here, uncertain about what to do next, and in doubt about how, and when, the conflict will end.

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Let encourage more voices to examine our role in global economy, community and humanity.

Hal Bailey
CDSI Research Fellowship
North America and Asia
halbailey@yahoo.com


Posted by Tim, a resident of Danville
on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:27 am

I can't believe that on the Danville Weekly poll that everyone isn't most concerned about the war in Iraq. What Mr. Baily says is so true. This is worse than Viet Nam. At least we were invited there and when we left the north took over and were able to install a government, even it if was Communist. Now when we leave Iraq - even if it is in one hundred years if McCain gets elected - it will be chaos.