It must be frustrating for you to have the worlds superpower helping your enemy. The fact is that these congressman, no matter how powerful they may be, do not control America. But they do influence policy. America will pursue their own interest. They are not a captive of anyone. However precisely because they are so powerful, They can allow their political decisions to be influenced by what they see as right. Futhermore, as a superpower, they have to consider far wider issues, like the consequences of bowing to Islamist fundamentalism. It is not a matter of numbers, but how the balance of power in a region that is important to them will be affected by what they do. They will never win the hearts and minds of Muslim Fundamentalists precisely because their belief system is antithetical to that of America. But America has the power - if used wisely - to influence the world regardless of any emotions on the streets.
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