This post is so great. I agree with it 100%.Nonsense. The US has a responsibility to the world, or at least so we are told whenever the world gets itself into trouble....You opine that the US is a bully because we try and keep the world from annihilating itself in skirmishes over trivialities that bring centuries long wars, cold, or hot, to modern catastrophes.
We are damned if we do, and damned if we don't....We have tried both....But when the chips are down the overwhelming cry of the world is "where is the US?" So spare me the self loathing, or self guilt over being born in the greatest country on the face of the earth, with the strongest military ever seen since the Roman empire, that is not used for conquest.
Get with the program here, because the voices that are tearing down, or eroding the authority of America to remain as the preeminent force for peace, and good in the world, are the same voices that turn a blind eye as Assad kills hundreds of thousands, the same that refuses to lift a finger as millions die in Rwanda by the machetes blade, and the same voice that choose the naive path of considering every despot in the world as equal in moral authority, when that despot would kill you first, after your defense of them achieved their dominance.
Neville Chamberlain was not wrong in the 30s because he wanted peace in our time, he was wrong because in his aspiration of that peace he refused to see his adversary for who they were. And that type of miscalculation of others lives on in today's liberal.