cowboy: You can refer to someone who runs a business as a cowboy if they run it dishonestly or are not experienced, skillful, or careful in their work. [COBUILD]
- We don't want to look like a bunch of cowboys.
President Bush's claim that North Korea has "threatened" the United States (front page, April 25) is an outrageous reversal of reality. It is Mr. Bush who has threatened North Korea, by asserting (without the tiniest shred of evidence) that North Korea was part of an "axis" that included Iraq, and then by invading Iraq in violation of international law.Who can then be surprised that the North Koreans have decided that they need nuclear weapons — not to threaten the United States, but to deter the American threat of attack?Once again, the world has become a more dangerous place, thanks to the cowboy antics of the Bush administration.
A weak parody that lands far afield any target the would-be propagandists might have had in mind. One wonders how the fact that Obama is liked by Germans should bedistrubing to American voters. The opposite is more likely.Disgust with the war policies and subsequent disasters of the Bush Administration would cause a good many voters to be heartened with the prospect that there's a major Presidential candidate Europeans actually like,respect and are eager to cooperate with. Those of us in the States are sick of going it alone and being the bane of Civilization's existence; we're more than aware that the cowboy antics of our current group of election-hijacking thugs have made matters domestic and international a miserable mess. What's clear is that the RNC is desperate to undermine the success of the Obama trip; McCain and his surrogates dared him to go to Irag and Afghanistan with the expectation that Barack Obama's alleged naivete and inexperience would cause to make mistakes, commit gaffs and otherwise look unprepared and ill suited for the job he's running for. Nothing of the sort happened, of course, and the Republican Noise Machine is reduced to seeming like a nitpicking, complaining, embarrassed and whiny bunch of playground bullies who are trying to recover from a humiliating and deserved public spanking.
We dont want to be in the same realm because that realm is gradually collapsing making way for China and even India. The day the US invades Canada will be the day the world ends. It is just not possible. We do not spend billions on military because our cooperation with those who do is strong. We preach peace and diplomacy not cowboy antics. That hasnt worked. You couldn't even defeat the Vietnamese and you are still fighting a useless war in Afghanistan that Canada is supporting. Be real!!!
...I want to use the "cowboy antics comment" you listed, and ask one question to prove a point. Was Clinton a cowboy???
4. http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2008/05/17/4434169-clinton-blasts-mccain-touts-electability?lite (2008)
So this our energy policy under Bush: Begging. Saudis must be laughing privately at this ridiculousness. According to McCain and Bush talking to Iran is bad. But begging Saudi for oil makes a whote lot of sense.Here is why all this war rhetoric would not work. As a parent, the first thing you learn if you don't mean to keep your word, don't warn the kid about it as a punishment. When you tell them no birthday party if you don't behave, then you better follow through it.For all this war with Iran nonsense, the whole world knows how thinly our troops are stretched and know we cannot afford another war. Nobody respects such cowboy antics. The only option available is diplomacy.