Do you think that war is always bad and it should be avoided at all cost, no matter the circumstance?I'm sure the answer is "Yes"!
My friends.....you miss a very important element of this whole dilemma in all your dissertations. You say that we should make peace, not war. Unfortunately, that overlooks a crucial variable in most liberal's myopic thinking.
There are tens of thousands, no millions, of Islamic extremists who want to kill us. They don't want peace. They wanted to kill us when Bill Clinton was president, they wanted to kill us when George Bush senior was President, they wanted us dead when Ronald Reagan was President, and most certainly when Jimmy Carter was president. This we know. So what makes you think that we can roll over and play nice and not all end up dead?
Liberals either want us to practice isolationism or to go out and sip wine with the French and make nice with everyone. None of this addresses the fact that there is a large part of the world's population who, through indoctrination from childhood, are trained to kill Americans, and anyone else who loves democracy. It doesn't matter if you have some left wing president in the White House. It's not going to stop them in their tracks; nothing that includes talking and smiling will.
You can respond about how I'm wrong for a myriad of reasons, but none of them will address the reality of the world today. George Bush understands that reality. He also understands that democracies don't make war with each other, and the only time that there will be total peace in the Middle East is when there are democratic nations living in harmony with their fellow democracies. Sorry, but this is the only true solution.
If you think that means the U.S. forcing their world view on others, then so be it. If you want to see an end to the perpetual violence in the Middle East and northern Africa, then this is the only viable solution.