Look at the alternatives:
Isreal: Do we totally abandon it? If not OBL's still going to be pissed. If we do one of two things is going to happen; either Israel will run all over the middle east (it's not like they don't make their own tanks, artillary, planes, or guns) which won't make OBL happy, so maybe he'll bomb the US again to get help against the "zionists", or Israel will be overwhelmed by superior numbers (though that didn't happen the other three times) so zionist radicals will decide to kill 6000 americans to get what they want, namely support of Israel. Not to mention the number of deaths this would lead to in the region.
Iraq: So the UN lifts sanctions against Iraq, now Saddam's selling all the oil he can and turning the money into AA systems, T-72's, SCUDS's, and maybe a nuke or two. 10 years later and Saddam decides it's time to grab some more oil, invades Kuwait, and keeps going into Saudi Arabia. When do we get involved? If we don't what's the likelyhood of muslims bombing the US to get support for the "holy land"? Plus the inevitable civilian deaths.
Sudan: You and I agree, the US should apologize and rebuild the plant. But an intellegence cock-up isn't a good reason to kill 6000 people, neither is national arrogance.
Got anything else? How about US support for dictators? Well how much of the billions the US sends overseas gets to the poor? What would happen to them if the US cut all aide off? What would temper the crackdowns by the tyrants? What about the deaths from the violent uprisings? And the suffering caused by civil wars? You are aware that civil wars of sucession usually end up putting someone as bad, if not worse, in power (think Congo), while relativly peaceful changes of power eventually get to a stable government (think Indonesia).
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