Bill Maher was back this week and asked a question I'm sure a lot of have asked as well during his New Rules segment. Why is it the United States thinks the answer to everything is to go drop a bomb on someone?
MAHER: Twelve years after 9-11 and amidst yet another debate on whether to bomb yet another Muslim country, America must stop asking the question “Why do they hate us?” Forget the Syrian debate. We need a debate on why we're always debating whether to bomb someone, because we're starting to look not so much like the world's policemen, but more like George Zimmerman – itching to use force and then pretending that we had no choice. […]
I'm just pointing out that we're the only country in the world that muses out loud about who we might bomb next. Iran... yeah, we might bomb you. Yeah, we're thinking about it, maybe. It depends on the mood. We did this with Iraq after 9-11 even though they had nothing to do with 9-11. We do it with Iran everyday and now it's Syria's turn.
We're like a schoolyard bully whose got every kid in the class nervous they're going to be next, and I don't know if anybody should have that kind of power. Can you imagine going to work and sitting at the table, at the lunch, with ten different people in front of you and saying, “Hey, do you think we should kill Bob?”
“Well, it would send a message to Steve.” Who acts like this? People in other countries don't talk like this, probably because if they did, we'd bomb them.