What? Really?Originally Posted by Catawba
World opinion and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee at McDonalds.
What would all those other nations have us do, sit back and do nothing? Now, I was against invading Iraq, but I definitely supported the invasion of Afghanistan. There is nothing wrong in rooting out the problem, and if that takes invasion, so be it.
We are not a nation of appeasement, unlike European nations. When Madrid got hit, Spain pulled out of the coalition. When London hit, they just lay there and took it like a fat girl at a frat party. Hell, the millions of Pakistanis living in London and other areas of England are practically carving out law.
If America had given the diplomatic equivalent of "We're sorry, we'll leave you alone, please don't hurt us again...please?" to radical Islam, our own morale would have been crushed. I will tell you now - I give 100x more of a damn what America thinks about America than what every other nation on Earth combined thinks of America. If you don't like it, the collective world population can line up and kiss my ass. Princes don't appeal to paupers.