And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Why are people so shocked and appalled when the United States tries to play World Police? In this country’s 237 years of official existence, over 200 years have been spent in some sort of war. We have an acceptance of violence not replicated in any other first world nation. For goodness sake, our national anthem is an homage to war.
Now if Canada started bombing people in the name of freedom, that would be news.