Persh, I would like to remind you of a couple things.
1. Dropping the bomb had nothing to do with Europe. We dropped it on Japan. Definately did perk up the ears of the countries who hated us...but it was mostly for Japan's sake. By the time we were going to drop the bomb on Japan, we had already beaten back the Axis powers, and the war in Europe was pretty much over...just cleaning up.
2. I serriously doubt us as Americans would be speaking German if we didn't get involved...most of Europe maybe...but not us here in America. If anything...we'd be speaking Japanese...but they weren't even considering invading us...they just wanted to get our presence out of the Pacific so they could expand their empire there.
Was WWII important? Hell yes! Was the Atomic Bomb imporant? Hell yes! Just please try to refrain from generalizaitons, these are what breeds hate and anger.
In the situation we are in where the enemy isn't clear, I think we are taking the right measures to ensure that we don't make any hasty mistakes. In WWII we knew who the enemy was, and what he looked like, in this situation we don't. They used our own planes against us, and pretty much destroyed a lot of evidence in the process. Of course we are all angry and demand vengence for what went on. But how stupid would us as Americans look to the world if we bombed the hell out of Afganistan to find out it was one of our own, or China, or any other country for that matter. As evidence mounts, it seems more and more to be like it was Osama bin Laden, but we can't do much until we know for sure.
My prayers are with the families and anyone affected by the horrible actions.