That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Yes I'm Canadian. I love this type of american attitude.
A Nuclear Problem:
I personally hate nuclear energy development as a long term solution. People should not mess with nature in the way they mess with the atom. Let me clarify one thing. Nuclear Weapons are not defensive weapons. They do not stop war they are war. Throwing away nuclear weapons is a good idea. In the unfortunate scenario where the united states is hit by a nuclear weapon the WORST possible solution is to retaliate with Nuclear weapons. That would be world war III and quite possibly the end of the human race as we know it. Personaly I don't sleep sound at night knowing that there exists even one nuke. They are never appropriate and never will be so get rid of them.
First we must get to the root of what a terrorist is and what "spawns" them. Par example: If you were say an average Iraqi of the age of 17. You have a small education and have a rather enjoyable carpentry job. There is a ruler right now who kills lots of people and is a very feared man. However he hasn't personaly hurt your family. Sudenly you hear that a country on the other side of the world has decided to liberate iraq on your behalf. You don't see this as a bad idea right away but... You wake up to the sounds of explosions your thrown from your bed and your house is falling down around you. You remain trapped for 7 hours and are finally rescued. You are lifted out of the rubble and you look around your whole neighbourhood is gone. A man approaches you and you ask him if he knows anything about your family. He points at heap of dead bodies about 10 ft away. First you find your 3 year old sister then your mother than your 14 year old brother. You sob and mourn and then you want revenge...
VOILA a terrorist. A civilian casualtie in any way linked to the war in iraq breed 10 more terrorists who kill and breed more. What you've done is created an exponential breeding ground for terrorists. Oh yeah, can you intercept a carbomb or a man with dynamite strapped to his chest
Leaving them alone is not the answer but aggravating them by killing civilians isn't either.
The UN and Global Security
Do I want to give the global comunity control over the Us. No. Does the US think they can control the global community? Yes! Do they? Yes! Should they? No! I didn't say the global community should control the US. There is a difference between control and enforcing Global laws that stop the US from blowing the s*** out of whoever they feel like. There needs to be some global order. If not the UN then a new organization I just believe the UN is a good place to start. What's the difference between what you do to other countries and what this beefed up UN would do to you. The US is just the biggest bully in the playground and would be scared if there was actually a bigger bully to keep him in line.
Rip this apart as you will,