Originally Posted by jmac7142
Are you saying that the U.S. (and nearly every European country as well) has lost its credibility as well?
Somewhat. At least they are willing to use diplomacy when practical. You'd be a fool to think there wasn't some political or military manuvering for them to get their own way, you can use Israel as an example of this, or Afghanistan to drive back the Soviets. It's still the best we have until someone comes along with some changes that make sense. Terrorists on the other hand seek to kill as many people as they can, the reason they have formally given when it all comes down to it is to destroy the West and force the world to their currupt view of Islam. When you strip away all the religious and idealogical claims they make this is what's left, straight from the horse's mouth.