Your leaders, sir, have been put there by voters. One of those voters may even have been you. So don't put the blame on them. In democratic and pseudo-democratic countries, leaders are just reflections of their populaces.
Oh, and just to make sure you don't think this comes from some partisan BS, the other side would have done precisely the same thing.
Now go and get yourself a serious government.
The US fight in the Pacific probably saved many lives elsewhere in Asia, the surrounding archipelagos, and Australia. We were allied with just about every other country fighting Japan.
If everyone had just surrendered to the Japanese, there would have been much fewer deaths in the Pacific theater in WWII. The point of fighting that war was not about saving the quantity of lives, but the quality of them.
What an awesome idea! Why don't we just figure out things for ourselves. Just pop a pill, and if we feel better the next day, it's good to go.
But wait - in the dead of winter, sometimes I wake up feeling better without taking any pills. I mean, some days I feel better, some days I feel worse. What if that were the case when I took the pill? So maybe, instead of taking it just once, I should take it many times, and see if it worked every single time. We can call these repeats "repetitions". In fact, maybe just take a bunch of different people and run all the repetitions on them at the same time. Just in case there was some low pressure system that got everyone sick, or everybody's depressed because the third season of A Game of Thrones just ended.
But wait a second - I mean, you can't really expect your pill to work every time, right? See, if you took it on a day you were feeling good, it could be that the next day you feel bad, but things would have been worse without the pill. So let's look for a pill that makes things better, but on average, not every single time. Hell, we can even test for this using some branch of mathematics called "statistics".
And then there's another thing - I mean, how do you know there's an improvement unless you can compare it to another group that didn't pop the pills? So, let's control the pill taking and have another group set aside that doesn't take the pill; we'll call them the "control" group.
Here there's another problem. This control group, they're not actually "the same" as the other group, because they don't really take any pills. Maybe the group that took the pills felt so good about taking the pills that they just magically convinced themselves to feel better, and actually felt better. They just please themselves. So we'll give the "control" group a pill that doesn't have any vitamin D in it, and call it "placebo" (it's from Latin, "I will please"), in case they are just pleasing themselves into feeling better.
You know what - I think we're onto something here. I think we just invented "science"!