And the US government has never attempted to create democracy anywhere; it's recent interventions in the world demonstrate a harsh contempt for democracy, in favor of rulers (elected in compromised elections or otherwise) that are friendly to US oil and mining interests. The gov't merely claims that those interventions were to foster democracy as a ruse.
When someone says cross cultural differences, I see Afghan men selling or trading their female children and wives for herds of animals, this still occurs to this very day. America should step back away and avoid involvement in third world nations, we are supposed to be more civilized that those, but, America probably is a world leader when it comes to terrorism. So in reality, America is probably no better than those dismembering people.