Yes, foreign policy is in fact dangerous, especially when you are war mongering.
In Dan Flathers' foreign policy letter of Oct. 15, the most valid thing written was, "How many more wars must we witness (or engage in) before the lesson finally takes hold?"
Flathers needs to spend some more time pondering that very question. He skips from blaming the U.S. for the rise of Hitler to blaming the U.S. for Cambodian deaths to complaining about President Obama using other options rather than sending our citizens to their death elsewhere. Perhaps Flathers should spend more time reflecting the repercussions of George W. Bush's (still thought by many as illegal) war on Iraq - not only the costs which the U.S. could ill afford, but the subsequent rise of Iran and atrocities in Syria. We went to war after being lied to about weapons of mass destruction and terrorism support, and here are the Republicans again beating the same tired old drum.
With the current U.S. economy, the last thing we need is another war. Who will rise in Iran's place that we must then play world police against? What of China and Russia while the U.S. keeps digging its bankruptcy hole deeper? Would they take advantage of our weakness if we continue the Republican path? We already have a candidate hoping to be draft-dodger in chief already offending other countries. What does he care, he wouldn't have to fight and we already know he will just hide elsewhere when our country calls.
I've seen Flathers often in the nvdaily.com online comments area. It is hypocrisy to advocate warring the world when oneself is closer to the end of life and not only wouldn't have to fight, but most likely won't be around to suffer the consequences. Much like a retired government employee, receiving union pension, aligning with the party that wants to end the benefits they lived off of, and possibly continue to live on.
Some Americans, Flathers, have indeed learned that our country cannot continue sticking our nose elsewhere and not suffer the consequences for doing so.
Christina Thomas, Front Royal