I am an American and I'm proud of it. I have seen a lot of the world and I will take America, with all of its flaws, any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
I'm starting to notice a common trend in society today - no one wants to make moral decisions or determinations. I don't know if that's the new psychology of the day or what.
Let's take the idea of Evil. Does Evil exist? Yes it does. We can look at examples from history to see Evil. Hitler is an example of what Evil is. It was up to the world to stand against his actions. The US faced that Evil head on. The US put its young men and boys against that tyranny.
On that point, something to consider with Japan, Germany, and Iraq is the US has always built its enemies back up into free nations with democracy. The US doesn't colonize or exploit its former enemies.
No one wants to see lives lost, people hurt etc. But there has to be consequences for actions. The gloves come off in war. When war is necessary itís not pretty. Itís awful and it needs to be done swiftly.
I donít agree with the reasons we invaded Iraq but I have talked with many an Iraqi citizen. All are happy that Saddam is out. Saddam is no longer torturing, mass murdering, or gassing his own people. They are happy that American came here to fight for them & make them free.
As I mentioned before, our Soldiers are here with a target on their backs for those same terrorists (or religious fanatics) that attacked us. They are the reason there have been no attacks in the US since 9/11. They are the reason we are free to have our own dissenting opinions.