reply to post by ModernAcademia
I love Canadians. They benefit from their near proximity to the United States and yet, kick and fuss at Americans over everything. Just a bunch of
What you don't understand is that when you have real power, (and again, this is an alien concept to Canadians) you have three obligations. You must
never misuse that power for things like expansion, you must not fear to use that power, and you must help others who are less powerful.
You don't always get by mistake-free, but you keep trying. In 1941, once war was forced - and let's get that real straight - forced into war,
American could have expanded it's territory big time! We could have owned most of the Pacific Islands, Japan, significant portions of Korea, France,
half of Germany, etc. We didn't expand one single inch. Same in other wars. Not so with Russia.
Israel has made the greatest use of US military and financial assistance.
Now we don't own, and will never seek Iraqi territory. So get off your high-horse and get serious.
War happens. For any number of reasons.
Go back and see what hesitation cost Neville Chamberlain the the French. 52,000,000 killed. And only Russia and Germany wanted war! (they had agreed
to attack and split up Poland if you'll remember.)
So you fight wars and win them, or you lose. If you don't fight wars, when one is force upon you, you have no experience, you are ill-prepared, and
you will lose.
Over the past decade, we Americans have learned a lot about our weapons systems, what tactic suck, what tactics work, what was supposed to work and
didn't and entirely new discoveries.
Yeah. Wars are fought and people die. Civilians die. Innocents die. Too bad. It's the cost of doing business. War business. And if you'll
look around, you'll find the Americans aren't nearly the brutes that others are. Why don't you look at what is going on in Africa.
I know, I know. Americans are bad people, with bad leaders, doing bad things. It's America's fault that there's global warming, it's Bush's
fault there's the common cold, cheap toilet paper feels like 400-grit sandpaper. It's our fault flies eat dookey, that the French can't win
battles, that China is big, that the moon is far away, that dinosaurs died out - on and on. Whatever.
And this particular Canadian doesn't like it?
Well here's an American that doesn't give a crap!