to the original question, yes, i believe america is indeed a bit arrogant. we do help other countries, but at the same time we believe we can end the world's suffering. yet look at us now, we're going into another depression. we never thought we'd be in iraq for what, 6-7 years now? we may have done some good, but not nearly as much as we thought we would, and definently not as easily as we thought we would. and a country that is as powerful as ours is bound to think we're better than we actually are, so its possible that when our country falls, which will most likely be from the inside-civil war or something as such, other countries such as britian or france could come at us while weak, and then we wouldnt be so arrogant. as it is, we dont believe anyone could defeat us, yet what would have happened if we went to war during the civil war?