Below is a short exchange between myself, and an Facebook comrade.
Stephen Garcia Is it a real war or police action? The Bush Administration portrayed themselves as hardliners, but votes still mattered. Americans on which every side of the fence can't handle a real war these days. Regardless of being pro or against Israel they are old school in their approach, most can't handle it.
That is not to say they a right or wrong. I get what we're doing, we won't allow any threatening world power to emerge, we play chess, and there is no clean way in doing so. Russia is no threat...China is nothing without our products on demand, and we sure didn't allow any oil saturated nation to screw with us politically or economically.
My question would be...
What if U.S.A completely backed off, and let nations work it out for themselves, would the world be better?
Sidney Smith No. It would actually be worse. The world is so awful that we're compared to most still the good guys. Amazing that, but true. Remember it was us that ended the Balkan Genocides...Europe sat on it's hands, and let it go on for near a decade. Just like they looked the other way over the Holocaust.
Same with Afghanistan it was us that ousted the Taliban. Though thanks to Bush, and Co. getting us into Iraq they're taking territory back. So that war was a waste. However despite our sins we're still the only remotely positive force in the world.
Can you think of anyone else?
The Chinese the Russians Brazil...the fucking French...gimme a break. It's still us. Imperfect greedy racist stupid violent air headed us. This is a world so evil, and stupid that we're the only actual good guys...amazing. We're still the court of last appeal for the desperate.