Originally Posted by Direckshun
I'm pretty sure we can lose Bahrain as an ally and be just fine.
But the world's not our playground, and we shouldn't treat it that way. We should not fund people who are fighting democracy by shooting and killing peaceful protesters from helicopters. Just because we can make a quick buck doing it.
I don't know that it is our best interest to entrench dictators in the Middle East. I actually think we'd get more out of it by actually being an appealing nation to do business with, not incite hatred by manufacturing the tear gas canisters used on peaceful protesters.
If we help destabilize governments in Arab countries, that will make them love us.