I'm with you on this one - let the rants roar!
And speaking thereof ...
"That man has four choices that I can see. He can:
1. Participate in and enjoy the rape.
2. Just stand there and watch the rape.
3. Turn his back and walk safely away.
4. Use his power and strength to stop the rape, even at a risk to his own life."
As far as No. 1 and No. 2 go, the U.S. did those for years as Saddam raped his country while we enjoyed the oil he let us haul away. We didn't seem to have a problem with him as long as he was OUR dictator. It was when he began to act independently, i.e., by challenging another of our dictators in Kuwait, that we suddenly got concerned.
Might there have been another option - say, No. 5? We could have WORK WITH our allies, all those folks who were totally sympathetic to the U.S. after 9/11, and TOGETHER confronted the challenge of Iraq and terriorism (which were not the same thing, by the way, or has that simple fact escaped notice?). There may not be an international police force, but that doesn't mean anyone that U.S. to appoint themselves as that police force. How do YOU spell a-r-r-o-g-a-n-t?
The Iraq War is nothing more than a case of a good-ol-boy avenging his father. Meanwhile, are you feeling safer yet?
Now I would like to add a few words about the "benefits of homosexuality":
No. 1 - a decrease in over-population. (one might call it "nature's birth control", eh?)
No. 2 - less of a need for all of us to provide for more schools, welfare, housing, crowded highways, etc.
No. 3 - easier to wear your partners clothes without causing the neighbors to gawk.