CI, do you know of any country that has escaped/escapes a real analysis of their war crimes/excesses, call them what you like, like the US has/does?
Consider the constant stream from US sources, chastising various and sundry for their abuse of human rights. This, when the record of the US both at home and abroad, is hardly a shining record.
Consider, if you will, the degree of denial exhibited by your fellow citizens. This, from a country that prides itself on its openness, that prides itself on its readiness to debate, that prides itself on its dedication to seek the truth.