Auntie Dee wrote:
The world is much safer with the elimination of th... (
You are incredibly wrong Dee.. everyone but trump supported the agreement, it was working in all that it covered.. it was also a step one.. with a positive view of the future..
Now we are back in a hopeless situation of never ending struggle in the ME, and nothing positive to make more of.
Leadership??? None at all, we have been dropped from the leadership role we wore so proudly.. https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/23/world/pandemic-world-order-trump-intl/index.html
Europe outright rejected US President Donald Trump's vision of the world this week. Tensions between these historic democratic allies that have been simmering since Trump came to office three years ago have now come to a boil during the coronavirus pandemic.
Covid-19 has shocked the world by the speed of its spread, but it is also accelerating another global change in the balance of power -- and not in America's favor.
The extent of the divide became clear on Tuesday during a vote at the World Health Organization annual assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, backing Europe's conciliatory approach to China relating to an investigation into the outbreak. Power had visibly ebbed away from the United States as its demand for a tougher approach was dismissed, a move that should sound alarm bells in Washington.
Chief among these is the perennial, three-way battle for dominance between the US, Europe and China. Despite Trump's early hailing of Xi Jinping's handling of the pandemic, he has since blamed the Chinese President for covering up the early stages of China's outbreak. Beijing has consistently denied such accusations, and criticized the US approach to the pandemic.
Trump has also sought to blame the WHO for siding with China, and cut almost $500 million in funding to the United Nations body. He doubled down Monday telling the agency he will permanently pull US funding if it does not "commit to major substantive improvements in the next 30 days."
Despite deep concerns about China's handling of the pandemic, European leaders backed the WHO resolution calling for "a stepwise process of impartial independent and comprehensive evaluation, including using existing mechanisms, as appropriate to review experience gained and lessons learned" from the global response to Covid-19.
We are way over spending on the Military.. I am one who supports a strong military..but we have gone overboard on useless and foolish spending.
More spending would be better on domestic programs then on the military, on which we already spend more then the next 10 highest spenders in the world combined..