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I know that I just posted a blog disagreeing with something Joe Biden is doing. (Allowing men access to women's bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports. The reason for doing so is irrelevant, I won't agree with this under any circumstances.)

I am not necessarily agreeing that I know Joe Biden is right here, but what I am saying is that it is impossible to know everything in these situations. There are so many variables unknown that we couldn't count them all. What if we are getting the good cop/ bad cop routine over there by nations working together to drain our resources? People thought that we stayed in Vietnam too long and we've been in the middle east longer than that. I am wondering if there is a big difference in leaving Vietnam and leaving Afghanistan as it pertains to what the right thing is for America to do? We cannot police the world, it is impossible for America to do under good circumstances and we are in horrible circumstance financially. Since we are in a horrible financial condition it seems wise to use our resources to support the policing of our own country that is reporting some of the highest violent crime rates in American history.

The UN should be taking over to police these things. It isn't nor should it be America's responsibility anymore to govern Middle Eastern countries, though we should be on their side for progress. One thing that makes some people, not all, in the Middle East hate America is because they want us to stay out of their business. People are different in different parts of the world, it's like that here in different parts of our own nation. I think if we do stay out of their business to a certain degree, other than supporting the UN to stop human rights abuses, then we are giving them less fuel for their fire to say bad things about America. 9/11 happened in 2001, that is 20 years ago. That is how we got into our military involvement in the Middle East. I believe that George Bush Jr. really thought Saddam Hussein executed that terrorist attack so he responded to it the way he did. Bush's father stopped Hussein from invading Kuwait, so Saddam did have an axe to grind with Bush and America. I'm glad Bush Sr. stopped Hussein from militarily taking over another country for the selfish pursuits of his own prosperity. Adolf Hitler did the same thing in his rise to power. 9/11 was 20 years ago, and I lean towards the camp of people that think we need to get out of there like we got out of Vietnam and just support the UN with troops and whatever else they need to stop human rights abuses, which I believe the UN probably will do if enough countries support the idea.

*In My Opinion* The results in Afghanistan from the US departure is kind of like the wall on the Mexican boarder. It could be the idea and creation of the wall itself that is a major catalyst for all the problems going on down there. Hispanic people could be reacting to it to challenge the idea and its existence. Proverbs 17:19 New International Version 19 "Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction."

The answer isn't always obvious, and I don't think America's military involvement is going to "save" the Arab region of countries. We should pray for the emerging Christian churches in the Middle East to show the people of those nations where salvation comes from, in JESUS Christ. That would have a far bigger impact. We need to look to the Bible for the answers. GOD has put a lot of guidance in there for us. As Christians we don't always necessarily have to agree with each other, but we must always do our best to agree that GOD is right and that it is His word in the Bible that decides that. That may not decide political matters completely ever, but politics is not our first call to Christ in this life. Our first call is to serve JESUS and be brothers and sisters as children of GOD to shine His light in this world. Politics and everything else are not as important as that. (John 1:1)

I did think that Trump was a good president and although I feel more Independent politically, I do identify more with the Republican Party. I don't agree with either party on everything.

Matthew 26:52 New American Standard Bible 52 'Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword."

Luke 16:8 New American Standard Bible 8 'And his master complimented the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.'

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