posted on Dec, 8 2003 @ 01:12 PM
Yes, You are right, many times in our history as a country we have had to choose between taking a strong
position in a confrontation with an other country OR to back-down and take our chances. We have, for the most part choosen the strong position.
1) The Monroe Doctrine, early 1800's
2) The Civil War, 1865
3) France's Attempt to Annex Mexico, 1870's
4) Barberry Coast Pirates, 1880's
5) WW I , 1918
6) WW II, 1945
7) Korean War, 1953
8) Cuba Quarantine, 1963
And these don't include the U.N. Sanctioned/Requested "police actions" from the last 35 years that the U.S. has assisted with.
I feel that "time" will tell if the U.S./Coalition incurrsion into Iraq was justified or not. But at least as of how the situation now stands
I will stand by our Country(Allies) and our President, and God bless our Military as they guard the gates of freedom.
Keep up the good work; USAFSS-SP