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I find this hilarious that you speak of independance and self will, little government and then accuse him of not stopping another nation from pursuing their own self will and autonomy...should we war with everyone? That would cost the taxpayers dearly.....are you ready for a war tax?
You may notice if you would actually read my posts, that I said I would rather have him give a green light than his current yellow light that never seems to change to red.
One of the lessons of WW II that countries should have learned is that the allies had 3 choices during the 30's as Germany was demanding things--some of them legitimate claims.
The first was to give Germany back some of the territories and stop some of the punishments under the ToV. But give them back before Germany demanded them. America actually pushed for this when it canceled it's reparations payments. It would have taken a lot of the edge off the German hatred for the allies if they got back the Rhineland, an army, some of it's overseas territories, etc. It could have possibly stopped Hitler's rise to power, or at least given him a lot less ammunition.
The second was to stand up to Hitler when he marched into the Rhineland. He would have had to back down and would have possibly lost power to a people that were terrified of another war. However by winning he convinced the people that they could get what they wanted, no matter what that was, without war.
The third was to threaten, bluster, and then back down. That meant that eventually he was going to do something that they couldn't back down from.
Who knows which of the first two possibilities would have worked out better, but I think it is safe to say that either of the first two would have been far preferable to the 3rd.
That is why we can argue about 1 or 2, but right now we seem to be traveling down 3, and I think our enemies know that ever better than most americans.