The best protection that America has against those who would like to harm us would be to change the minds of those who hate us by making them love us.
No one is suggesting that we pour water on our powder; but we should get our devil damn nose out of other peoples business. The easy way to win sometimes is to quickly let others win. All they want is for us to go home and leave them be as they are. A small price to pay. No blood required. Winning every time is not always the best way to win. France won in Vietnam by leaving. We lost by staying. Russia won in Afghanistan by going home. We keep losing more every day by staying.
If New Orleans had hada wall built around it as thick as the wall that the intelligentsia of America has buit around its mind, Katrina would have been a mere fart in a whirl wind