Managing Mideast Peace

Ever wish you could whisper in the president's ear? Give him advice on issues plaguing the nation? Well, here's your chance to tell the world what you would do if you were president of the United States. Each week we'll ask our readers a question about an issue facing the nation and post your responses here.

Today's question:

If YOU were president, what would you want America's role to be in the international force that will be patrolling along the Lebanon-Israel border?

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Check out these FOX Fan responses:

“As president, I would limit our role to logistical support. Our ‘trigger pullers’ are busy enough as it is. The Army and Marine Corps are taxed about as heavily as they can be right now, but I feel that the Navy could be quite a useful resource transporting equipment, men, and supplies for our allies in support of this important peacekeeping operation.” — Phil (Washington, IA)

“I believe it is time for France, Russia, and China to handle Midwestern affairs. If they don’t, the U.S. and Israel should proceed to wipe out Hezbollah.” — Mark

“I would not take an active role at all. Our presence would only incite the situation and our people would be targets. At some level we need to let this burn itself out. Talk an active role, but do little or nothing.” — Ed (Seattle, WA)

“If I were president, I would sit down across the table from the president of Iran and tell him that if he continues to advocate the destruction of Israel, supply arms to Hezbollah, Hamas and pursue nuclear weapons, then strong countermeasures will be taken. If he persists, I would then do what it takes to stop him.” — BP

“If I were president, I would restrict American involvement to real-time satellite and drone surveillance of the borders and region. Absolutely no troops would be deployed! Any attempt, overt or covert, by Syria/Iran to rearm Hezbollah should be reported covertly to Israel and then overtly in front of the U.N. General Assembly after Israel has a chance to respond.” — Ed (Redmond, WA)

“If I were president, I would demand that the U.N. not get involved at all as they are absolutely useless when it comes to peacekeeping efforts. I would demand that they stand down so that the U.S. and Israel military can go into Lebanon and destroy Hezbollah. This would send the message to the rest of the world to not support terrorism.” — Chris (Albuquerque, NM)

“I would stay out of it. It is time to let other countries take some responsibility. We are already stretched too thin.” — Linda (Nashville, TN)

“If I were president, I would offer the security of forces to patrol and keep law and order. I also would demand the Arab world to pay for the rebuilding and cost of our security forces.” — Cindy

“I would not want to send troops to Lebanon, since the last time we did it cost hundreds of American lives. It is not worth the money or blood it would cost. It's not America's job to police the world.” — H.A. (Austin, TX)

“Since the U.S. is not going to send any ground forces into the southern part of Lebanon, I would contribute our satellite technology and drone aircraft along the border with Syria to detect any arms shipments into Lebanon. I would ask the government of Lebanon if the U.S. could send engineers to help rebuild Beirut and other parts not directly in the southern zone. Our military could use heavy equipment to show the Lebanese we do care about them and their everyday needs.” — AM (Charleston, IL)