A complete about-face from the last 10 years would be a renewed focus on peace and prosperity. This old term deserves a dusting off and re-introduction to the American consciousness. As Obama plays deceitful small ball with the MTV crowd, Romney's talking about big changes. The 21st century got off to a floundering and tragic start, and for the last decade politicians have tried to out-bluster one another regarding the War on Terror. The attack in Benghazi doesn't help jumpstart a campaign of peace and prosperity, but it can.
It should be clear to everyone that we have no business with an embassy in Libya. America should have never intervened in Libya, and we don't need to be there now. We'll have to find those responsible for the deaths of four Americans, but the real lesson is that our presence in Libya is a mistake of the past. America needs to transcend the insanity of the mideast and remove our military, letting everyone in the region know that we've changed directions and will be concentrating on our economy and our national defense.
As we limit government from intervening in our economy, government will have more energy and resources to build the world's most sophisticated defense. We can comfort those who want a strong stance against terrorists by assuring them that our defense will be designed for 21st century threats, such that the world has never known, and certainly much more technologically advanced than the terrorist groups' efforts. But for the sake of the American spirit, our nation has to move from war, violence and tough talk to a desire for peace and prosperity. Someone has to lead the world back from the brink. Despite the conflicts in the mideast, the world has been relatively peaceful for a long time, and we don't need to go backwards. The Left has neglected the anti-war faction in America, but the Right can take it up with a modern non-interventionism that I have to believe most Americans are more than ready for underneath all the lingering anger related to 9/11. It's time to move on with our eyes wide open and our guns loaded if needed.