This is why so many people hate America. You don't understand what you're talking about, your arguements don't make sense, your 'solutions' are illogical and stupid and despite all of this you're under the illusion that you're really great, or that an American life is worth more than anyone else's. Well maybe in is in financial terms, especially if you run a McDonalds, but I don't think God puts the same value to life as Mc Donalds somehow.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, it is the duty of EVERY Country to put the well-being of their own Citizens over the well-being of other nations and their citizens. And I would even take it a step further and say that we have a responsibility (as does every nation) to value their allies, and their allies citizens, more than non-allied nations.
To address, once more, some of your more idiotic of points, before I stop wasting my time:
Just because you think something is a threat and just because you keep saying it doesn't make it true.
Neither 'Self-preservation' nor 'self-defense' have anything to with invading a load of countries, banning their faith steeling their children away from them, and killing anyone who rises up against these kind of hostile actions.
You are most certainly right, which is why the United States should have openly condemned and broke off trade relations with the evil British when they declared war on Germany, who had not only not invaded Britain but had also made overtures for peace on many occasions, even after the clearly unjustified British declaration of war; heck, the fact that we didn't declare war on Great Britain after such a stunt is clear evidence of the decadence of the American nation.
...You dont have to wait until you're invaded or attacked to perceive that there is a threat to the well-being of your nation and, accordingly, to have the inherent right to strike in self-defence. Or would you have had the British Government wait until German Panzers were rolling down Downing Street before responding to the German threat? Sprechen Sie Deutsches? You would, had the British government followed your foreign policy.
Who would put up with another country doing this to them? - Nobody, you would create more terrorists and more force than you ever thought possible.
Resistance is expected, but that's what our military is for.
Leaving someone else alone and minding your own business undermines nothing. You should try it some time.
Have YOU heard rhetoric coming out of Iran? From whom? The media's job is to make things more interesting than they really are to make money, not to tell the truth.
Well, let's look at some quotes I dug up from everyone's favourite radical, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:
'There is no doubt that the new wave of attacks in Palestine will wipe off this stigma from the face of the Islamic world. Anybody who recognises Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nations' fury [and] is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world.'
[Hmmmm...we recognize Israel...but surely Iran would never want to hurt the United States]
'As the imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map.'
[now that's not a threatening statement, threatening to wipe America's primary middle eastern ally off the map...and you think we should let this guy develop the means to create nuclear weapons?]
'The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.'
[Could there be a clearer statement about the hostile intentions of Islam in general and Iran in particular?]
'Iran is ready to transfer nuclear know-how to the Islamic countries due to their need.'
[In the light of the previous statements, I dont think so...this goal must be stopped at ALL costs)
...perhaps you'd like to find a few quotes where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks of an era of peace and prosperity between Iran, Israel, and the United States...good luck.
Iran is saying leave us alone, we want nuclear power. It's not that scary is it? Or are you confused because a country is trying to use LESS fossil fuel and waste LESS energy?
No, what Iran is saying is that we demand that the means to make nuclear weapons (the west offered to help subsidize the development of these nuclear power plants, provided they were located in Russia and the power sent down to Iran...interestingly Iran rejected this offer that would have saved them billions) AND that they want to wipe a close American ally off the map AND begin a world-wide Islamic revolution.
Why do you consider yourself at risk of being the 'first struck', you're too late for this. Muslims who hold a grudge against Jews usually do so because of the situation in Israel, where some of their land was taken and given back to the Jews, then the Jews invaded the Palestinian lands a few times and got more and more of their land.
Correction, a Colony of the British Crown (which was not taken from the Palestinians but rather taken from the Ottomans, who took it from the Arabs, who took it from the Empire) was given to the Jews...no one took anything from the Palestinians.
Especially when because the Jewish vote is so powerful in America,
From where, exactly, are you getting your news? Neo-Nazi Conspiracy Theorist websites? You wouldn't happen to be a member of the BNP would you? (of course they think Labour is controlled by Jews as well...heck, they'd probably say the same thing about the Conservatives and Liberals if pressed)
Israel never gets told off for what they've done wrong, and the Palestinians feel persecuted. So how would persecuting them some MORE help the situation?
The situation would be improved by removing Islam and the Islamic world view from the map...which is exactly what I have proposed. Of course, it is not easy to eliminate a world-view held by 1.3 billion people, so naturally some of my suggestions may sound a bit harsh, though I have chosen to advocate the most humanitarian of the two methods I of which I can think, but I'm open to different methods of destroying Islam if you have and effective one to present.