On the way back to Vietnam a few years ago, we flew over Hiroshima at about 2am local time. Looking down at her lights I said a short prayer for the innocents who had died or lost family there, though still in my realization of how inevitable and necessary it had been.
If America is attacked, I will be as dangerous as any military unit to the invader. I don't really believe the throat cutters will give me or my family quarter because we are "innocent". It should teach us that we are responsible for our leaders actions. If Hugo Chavez wants to take on the US, are we going to fret every time we have to drop a bomb? That's why we haven't won a war since WWII. Look at Korea. We are still having problems with them because we didn't fight an unlimited war until they said "uncle".