Putting the sarcasm apart. American forces are the strongest that's why.
Now, like you, there is no sarcasm here either and I need to bring this up because it constantly rings through this forum.....
If people are going to pi$$ and moan about how the USA is this imperialistic psycho industrial military complex, how we screwed up the world economically, as well as whatever people constantly say they hate about the USA (mind you, I'm not denying any of this, just sayin' for the sake of argument).....WHAT royalties, or at the very least respect,
if ANY, does the United States of America earn by being the guy who does the military dirty work and is very often responsible for protecting other countries?
Do you all find it perfectly fine that most of Poland dislikes the USA for reasons X, Y and Z......yet we should somehow protect you at the same time?
Is it OK to hate on the USA and then say, "we want American boots on our soil"?
Why should the USA help.......well.....anyone? Nobody seems to want us there....but they do.....and they don't......but they do.
The USA is in a world of hurt economically right now and you can be damn sure a lot of the debt we have today is because we've been the world's silent manager with our military for many many years......and we never ask for the money back. When does the USA start getting paid, even if it's simple respect, for what they do?
Have you EVER read a post by a non-American on this forum that goes something like, "I really appreciate the sacrifices the USA makes with their military and the amount of money they spend on keeping other countries safe (along with the unbelievable amount of foreign aid like food, various resources and cold hard cash the USA spends every year)"??? Look hard, I doubt you'll find it.
I wasn't an Iraq war supporter, I believe the USA gets involved in too many wars in general....but I lived in Poland for several years and I know how Poland feels about the USA's military agendas......yet their leaders still want our protection. I know Poland's politicians don't represent all of Poland, or everyone on this forum for that matter....but you have to be able to understand how these things can frustrate a tax paying american.