Seven years since we were attacked. We haven't been attacked since. Why aren't more people lauding George W. Bush for that fact? You can bet the democrats would be pounding that one until it was dead if we had been attacked, again, since then. They wish they could be blaming him. Really irks me.
So now I have a couple of kids. World is a different place--but not really. There have been Islamic Terrorists since colonial times. Thomas Jefferson built up our Navy to deal with the 18th Century Islamic Terrorists. Anyone, ever hear of the Barbary Pirates? Look it up folks.
It's not about holding hands, playing nice, singing Cumbaya Oh Lord, and letting the world like us. It is immature to want to be liked. Doing the right thing despite knowing that you won't be liked, is very difficult, and something a mature person does.
Let's not forget we were attacked and are still very much at risk for being attacked again. Complacency is the drug of the unprepared.