- USA Force
The 29th January 2012, the former American president, Georges W. Bush, during the annual State of the Union Address, talked about what he called the “Axis of evil”, to describe countries which, according to him, were dangerous because of the help that they bring to terrorism and the fact that they are seeking massive destruction weapons. In this axis, he labeled Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Based on the expression, could we say that the United States of America are considered as a force for good in the world?
First, we will see that many points could let us think that the USA is effectively acting for good causes in the whole world, but then, we will talk about the limits of this affirmation and the excess of this doctrine.
To begin, since the end of the cold war, during which the USA already had the will of representing the Goodness in the world, the situation, has not really evolved. The USA, in its foreign policy since the Second World War, has always had the objective of being a kind of “Super Cop” in the world, and to intervene in the great conflicts all over the world.
[...] Moreover, all the actions of the USA are not good for the world: for example, this country is one of the biggest polluter of the planet and isn’t ready to change it because the USA will not renew his commitment in the Kyoto Protocol. Furthermore, some American decisions are really polemic, and sometimes they do themselves what they critic: for example, they critic some regimes for their abuses and their non-respect of the human rights but in Guantanamo or in Baghdad Central Prison, there have been torture or scandalous humiliations. [...]
[...] Moreover, this action for good leaded by the USA is not only military. They act too after great natural disasters to help the victims with sending health care packages and rescuers teams. For example, they sent help after the seism in Haiti or the catastrophe of Fukushima in Japan. All over the world and especially in Africa, they send many food and medicine to help the underprivileged people. These types of actions contribute to export the American cultural model. But on another hand, the USA is often accused of being excessive in his positions. [...]
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