We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
No, I'm with you on this. It may be true that Obama and Kerry don't have the stones to stand up to a threat - but it's also irrelevant in this case.
I have two Romanian sons, many Romanian friends, and many ex-Yugoslav and Hungarian friends at work. They feel some sorrow, some nationalism, and some pride in their home ex-communist countries. But even more strongly, they feel the people back home are crazy and stupid, who aren't really willing to give up anything to get a better life.