On a particular sunday morning in Hawaii... 3,700 US citizens lost their lives in a Japanese sneak attack.
A few years later on August 6th 70,000 Japanese citizens lost their lives in a US attack.
On August 9th another 40,000 Japanese citizens lost their lives in another US attack.
On September 11, 2001 roughly 3,000 US citizens were killed in a terrorist sneak attack.
A few years later... we've totally destroyed and removed 2 governments, and are eyeing number 3 (iran).
Personally I preffered the way we handled the Japs... but it certainly says something about US retribution when you look at in these terms. You kill 3,700 of ours? We kill 110,000 of yours. You knock down a couple of our buildings? We take over 2 of your countries.
I'm still hoping we use the big stick... but I'm afraid it isn't gonna happen.