I am quickly growing tired of people claiming we went to...no, my government went to Iraq for the oil. Unless my sources are wrong, the majority of our oil comes from South America, not the Middle East. When is the last time we put a major armed force down there?
Regardless of what we did to Japan, the US and Japan are great allies today. The nuclear bombs we dropped were harsh, however they ended the war quickly. Len pointed out that we only actually had two bombs at the time, and this is true. Had those bombs failed to sway their opinions we would have had to invade, which would have made dropping those bombs nearly meaningless. However we didn't have to invade, the war ended, and we helped Japan restore it's self.
As far as Iraq is concerned, it's a difficult situation. Everyone agrees that Saddam needed to go, he was hated across the world. However, now that he is gone, it's apparent that 1/2 the people there like us, and 1/2 fo them hate us. Which is the source of the problems. We're stuck in Iraq because right now, if we left them alone there would be rebellions, revolutions, and chaotic civil war for years.
I would also like to question why you assume the American people all support the decisions and actions of the American government. I noticed you link to something in your signature, and it says only non us can join.
Excuse me for being forward but.....isn't that just a tad racist?