Originally Posted by jaiman
Did you mention in another post that you've tyaught your kids that the best way to stop a bully is to fight back? I can't remeber if it was you, but if the terrorists see America as a bully, they are following that same logic.
Yes of course my kids will fight back; however, our fundamental views on the situation are where we disagree here. Yes, my kid will fight back against a bully, who simply imposes his will because it makes him feel better about himself. The reasons why America does the same are not only as self-validation. Although I don't always see eye-to-eye with "why" we do certain things, I am no politician, and I am no economist, so I am ill-prepared, ill-experienced, and ill-educated to pass judgement on those reasons. I do have my opinions, but I trust experts and specialists to know what they are doing without me meddling, as I expect from others when I am dealing in my own areas of expertise. There are reasons behind our actions, noble or not, that serve more of a purpose than a simple schoolyard bully.