by user --188.8.131.52 21:07, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
Have Americans become wimps? We have lost less in this present war than we have in one of the more praised and singular battle campaigns of our second World War. It used to be that we worried about the cause and if a horrible cost must be paid for that cause then so be it. Now we don't care about any threat; all we know is that we are skittish about loss of American lives.
Before we would incinerate entire cities and overturn cultures to insure security and safety and now we wish to have safety and security but only if it can occur without offending others.
There is no question. Certainly we are weaker now. We have more fealty to the appearance of concern and principle than the principles themselves.