Other than Iraq and Afghanistan our troups are no were they are not invited to my Knowledge and the people seem happy for the most part now that we are there.
It's not directly about the oil and for the most part the people seem pleased. On the other hand if we were attacked for our coal you're darn streight we'd fight but we aren't comparing apples to apples here. Totally diffrent circumstances are in play here.
No we'd go after the bad guys.
I see in your questions a very liberal mind set. I get the feeling that you think that if we will just leave everybody to their own business that the world will be a happy and peaceful place. We tried that before WWI and WWII....It didn't work so well. You must have slept through history class or had some really bad teachers. Even a laymans study of human nature will show you that there are those that if not checked by law and force will not respect their neighbor. It doesn't take a degree to extrapolate this out to nations and their conduct.
I have addressed your questions with my views for the sake of being polite and not ignoring your post.No FLAME intended here but You aren't gonna change my view and I doubt I'll change yours.