Saluting with misty eyes
There have only been 3 sanctioned hostile actions taken in the entire history of the United nations, yet there have been numerous countries involved in hostilities over the course of the past 60 years or so, and many of them have involved members of the Security Council that are vilifying the US at this point in history.
The Soviet Union (now Russia) was involved in Afghanistan long before we were, as well as building the Iron Curtain, entering Hungary, and several others. They are still involved.
Israel, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, and many others are in a constant state of war... yet they remain in the UN.
We were involved in Lebanon back in the 80's, Somalia in the 90's, Bosnia (actually one of the sanctioned actions) and we are still Permenant members of the Security Council.
All that is happening right now is that we realized that the game wasn't going to happen, so we took our ball and went to the field all by ourselves (almost). This is nothing more than an oppositional child doing what he wants. The main difference is that people are dying, and will continue to do so, and this isn't an argument over staying up past our bedtime. This time,we have a purpose.
I hope I explained that right. You kow how my brains are.
Imagine all the People living life in peace...