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Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The U.S. has rejected the characterization of its presence as an "occupation", noting that the government of Saudi Arabia consented to the presence of troops. Many in the U.S., the Arab world and elsewhere saw the presence of U.S. troops as supporting the House of Saud, the rule of which is controversial."
There is no reason that because a group despises us for an act, that it means we should not be doing said thing. The resource embargo against Japan figured prominently in both the internal calculations and the stated cassus belli of the Japanese Empire. It did not mean the United States was in the wrong. We have become so masochistic that we confuse cause for verdict. I don't particularly care that Osama Bin Laden chose to list (among his many, many grievances) the US intervention in Kuwait and stationing of troops at the request of the governments which invited us (and certainly have more legitimacy and popular support than al-Qaeda or its affiliates) which benefited the United States, our allies, and quite frankly most of the world materially and strategically. That it brought on such a reaction is not my problem, it is the problem of those who attacked us. That is why we fight them.
- There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
- Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
- Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.