The people do, the politicians don't.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things war cannot change,`
The courage to sacrifice ourselves in a war when our country itself is attacked,
And wisdom to realize men and women are not expendable commodities
to fight wars for ideological and commercial purposes.
I mean, whenever a brit comes to me or my mom and tell us we have an accent we tell them back, "Doesn't matter we won the war. "
-----MOS 19D = cavalry scout = best damn MOS there is
America could beat any nation on the planet, and depending on what rules we play by, slaughter many of them as crude as it sounds.
If you mean in terms of willpower in foreign conflicts and nation building, it depends on the enemy and situation. Stuff like Iraq and Vietnam were wastes of resources, lives, and time. And many people were not behind such conflicts.
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"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
Come to think of it, they did do that right after 9-11.
Remember the BRAC's held during the 1990's, Congress came out publicly saying that major military installations in the blue state north would be closed and major military bases would be concentrated in southern red states. Why would that be ?
Look at San Francisco, heavily leftist and they hate the U.S. military. Before the BRAC's during the Clinton administration you had the Army's Presidio, Fort Ord and the Navy's Mare Island NSY, Hunters Point, Alameda NAS, Moffett Field NAS, Treasure Island NS, all closed because the people of the Bay Area didn't want the military near them.
San Francisco went as far as refusing having an Iowa class battleship as a nautical museum because the S.F. City Council didn't like that buggery in the Navy was illegal. San Pedro finally got the battleship as a museum.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump