Here's a speech by Ron Paul (R-TX) that explains things from our Founding Fathers thoughts on International relations and why we should issue Letters of Marque and let the CIA handle bin Laden.
He also goes into to detail of the history of why the world hates us, specifically the Arab world. However, he agrees that we should retaliate.
It's long, but I hope everyone takes the time to read it. Print it out and read it while you're sitting on the can if you have to!