Oh great, a bunch of white guys gearing up to bomb the hell out of a bunch of Muslims again. Christians versus Muslims. Europeans versus Arabs or Persians. Foreigners from distant lands versus the Home Team.
Christ, does anybody ever think of the optics? If the shoe was on the other foot, what would you think? If the Arabs had all the guns and all the bombers and could rain mayhem down on us at will - and did, again and again - what would you think? Do you think after two or three rounds of this you might figure they were out to get us? And what if it was those same Arabs who had, for decades, been propping up brutal despots in our countries?