Well, certainly not Iraq, I'll agree on that.
Oh, wait.. kuwait. Snort.
Cutting to the short hairs, I've watched my country, overt or covert, make many moves that may or may not have worked out at the time based on a compilation of principle, viewable as dubious.
I agree we need a good defense, but maybe not so much if we weren't such non principled asses.
I think Obama means well, but is a lamb, however sturdy, facing many wolves.