You don't know Jack shit about war!<quoted text>
This question makes you look like a left wing nut. This country has the best armed forces in the world and they will do what ever it takes to protect each other and the USA. You would rather play nice with the ones who would kill you? "War is Hell"
The US spends more on it's military than do the next thirteen nations COMBINED, including Russia and China, yet can not defeat an insurgency made up of an estimated 50 - 80,000 poorly armed, poorly equipped, poorly organized (supposedly) religious fanatics who have no intention of invading America. Instead, they're bleeding us to death, as they've been doing for the past decade, and the Army is powerless to stop them.
Other nations fear us, as well they should, but don't respect us, as we like to think they do. America is the bully, the war-monger!
It's all about power and profits for the military/industrial complex!