Before we begin to throw stones why don't we look at our own home? The number of civilians killed as a result of US led operations in the Middle East is both disgusting and completely unacceptable. For as much as our nation has spent on defense in the last 16 years I, who was a kid in the 4th grade when I saw the towers fall and the pentagon hit, do not feel any more safe now in 2017 than I did on that day. On the contrary I feel this and past administrations, both republican and democrat, have allowed for an even more destabilized Middle East. If this nation truly cares about curbing the threat of terrorism in our world today, we should stop dropping bombs on innocent people and creating the new terrorists of tomorrow. Finger pointing and name calling other nations only further divides our planet and alienates potential allies. While I do believe we should keep an eye on North Korea under the current regime, I consider it far more crucial to our security that we take a look inward at the policies implemented here at home and carried out abroad, because from what I and this new generation of voters can see is 16 years of failed foreign policy that has only succeeded in making our country less safe and more of a target than ever.