Can our government be any more stupid? As far as financial costs in NATO or the UN - the word "unilateral" means "America pays for 99% of it". We will end up paying over $4,000,000,000 per year to fund a military that no one on the planet believes will enforce anti-terrorism long term. In fact, anyone with half a brain will know that at least half that will fund palaces and government buildings..and a good $billion a year will end up in the hands of terrorist. God, our government is incredibly naive and just plain stupid.