Originally Posted by LX
The argument isn't that ridiculous. What is at stake is the US defining itself either as a nation among nations or an imperialist state. Much of what they do tries to gain the benefits of each position. But should they be able to have it both ways? Like I said - just end the war on terror. It is a concept that is laden (no pun intended) with imperialist notions and misuses of power, not to mention that it doesn't help to resolve outstanding issues that lead to extremist behaviors. I really worry that it is also something that cannot simply be stopped. It is not a war that can be won, so how does it end? What they really need is a war on war. Because we've reached a point where victories, even as short-lived as they were in the past, are just not feasible anymore. There is just pointless violence and waste.
How do you deal with threats though? You have to understand that if these guys could, they'd blow cities like New York, Washington, Los Angeles into smithereens.