OK, OK. We were too slow Ballvalve.
But Americans are too fast. You shoot first and ask questions later. Your police are a case in point.
So was Iraq (no weapons found) and look at what that has caused.
A lot of anti-American sentiment in countries upon which you are very economically dependent. Not to mention the cost of those wars and the large number of badly trained, but brave and well-equipped young servicemen you have lost. And the well-trained British servicemen we have lost.
Another mess caused by Bush.
The way out is as follows. Obama needs to keep chilled and reach out to the Muslim world, especially Pakistan right now.
And we need to start taxing the heck out of gas. That would encourage the development of green energies, lead to fewer greenhouse gas emissions, create American jobs and reduce your dependence on some of the most shakey parts of the world that you created by being too quick to shoot. By the way, I think I just answered why there are so many Americans here, when so few came over on the boat - too quick to shoot again, no doubt.
You just need to pay a little bit more at the pump to fuel the car or van that you own which is too big anyway.
LOTW, I like your posts. They are very clear. And I think you are on to something. I have followed some incentives with my choices. But honor has no part in it. And I am very surprised to hear an American refer to it. There is very little honor in America. It is all about capitalism. Sink or swim. Dog eat dog. An America with honor would leave no child behind. It would leave no person ill from not being able to afford healthcare. It would house the homeless. And provide generous benefits to the long-term unemployed. Honor lies in looking after those less fortunate than yourselves. And charity should start at home. I do not see that here. Yet...
But honor can be restored with a little bit more tax and a lot more entitlements.