How long do you think it is going to take before a country uses pre-emptive strike policy on the U.S.?
Gee, I thought that had already happened. September 11th?
One thing that we know for certain: The Clinton administration policy of doing nothing and even trying to appease terrorists did NOT make us any safer.
There are certain people who are going to hate America no matter what we do. Regardless of WMD's, I'd rather "err" on the side of toppling brutal dictators and freeing million sof people, than doing absolutely nothing and getting attacked anyway.
The era of sticking our head in the sand is over. The decade when Saddam Hussein laughed at us is over. I don't miss it.