The United States needs to change its foreign policy. How arrogant to think that we should police the world. How arrogant to think we should bomb countries that don’t do what we say. How arrogant to spread democracy by force. Arrogance is the key word because that is the government’s attitude when dealing with issues overseas.

How can we go after poverty-ridden countries such as Iraq and treat it as if it were Nazi Germany?

The U.S. sends billions of dollars a year overseas and has a presence in more than 100 countries. When will it be enough? Maybe when the nation is bankrupt and looks foolish for trying to create a world government.

It is time to stop and a new policy needs to start, now. The Obama administration needs to get some courage and end the intervention overseas. It is the advice of the founding fathers, but above all, common sense.

The United States has not gone into a war with a legal declaration since World War II. Since then, more than 100,000 lives have been lost, the nation has gone into debt, and people have lost many cherished liberties.

The nation’s economy is hurting. We need to take care of ourselves and leave those other countries alone.

I am sick and tired of this mess. Some day it’s going to come back back to haunt us. It’s just a matter of time.

Colby Roy, Auburn

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