Yes, we are sovereign... as is Libya. We want our sovereignty protected. Wouldn't cotton much to France coming over and deciding it wants any of our natural resources. Sure, they couldn't do it now... but they could have easily sat back and watched the Brits and colonists wipe each other out then come in and clean up... Point is... precedent, morals, honor, rule of law, ethics... these things are what makes America great, not the size or capability of it's military.
America was beloved the world over for nearly 200 years.. now the term "America hating" is in common use... you have to ask yourself, honestly... why?
Because we have had liars in chief of all stripes over the last century, we have attempted to shape the world to our vision... eventually that's going to piss off the rest of the world as it strives to achieve American standards of living.
The ignorant, puffed chest tough guy blustering was cute a decade ago.. now it's past passe and now nearing dangerous proportions. Here is the problem, and your problem... Party before country rhetoric that vilifies your fellow countrymen to advance an agenda. Politics isn't football, it's not a team sport... and if it were, the ONLY patriotic definition of teams should forever be, We the People vs Government. Period.
Before you go on too much about liars, you should do some reading about the entire political history of the neocon players. All 40 years of it.
This post has some good starting points for you... http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059431838 (Former U.N. Nuclear Weapons Inspector: "GW Bush should face criminal investigation")