Firstly, I do not apologize for America as I've repeatedly posted I am my country's greatest critic.
Secondly, how does obsessively criticizing the US over and over and over change anything? We all know what you're going to say because you have said it endlessly! So why the tenacious need to keep on harping? Is doing so similar to a "security blanket" held by insecure children?
Thirdly, it seems being war-like is very much a part of the human species (the animal man). We are the only species that kill for sport. Since the dawn of man he has been killing, and I don't mean merely trying to survive, but many times he will take a very long time to plan the execution/murder of someone he hate. America happens to be the greatest power on earth and its no wonder that so much happens that is unfavorable to the US...still many countries look to us to lead.
Iraq was indeed unfortunate! The US "broke" it. It was a sovereign nation that never should have been invaded. Americans were even more unfortunate that politics stepped in via a partisan SCOTUS giving us the guileless George W Bush whose presidency was in effect led by the sociopath Dick Cheney. Cheney did not give a damn how many American military got killed and in his mind Iraqi citizens were subhuman, so a profiteering he went for his "former" company Halliburton and its subsidiaries; the second reason for the UNnecessary invasion of Iraq was to get rid of an Israeli enemy. In fact, Israel had been wanting the US to topple Iraq since the first invasion, "Desert Storm," but Bush senior felt content to chase Saddam back to Iraq out of Kuwait. Since that moment on, insecure Israel thought Hussein would send missiles with nerve gas warheads into the Zionist nation.
The UK helped willingly in this Iraq invasion, but France, Germany, Russia, these other highly advanced western nations refused to join the US coalition to invade Iraq....They were correct to refuse to be coerced into joining the US.
The war on Afghanistan had all the Western nations involved in the chase for Bin Ladin. We would most likely have captured the chief terrorist had the US and the Willing for the Coalition remained together in that country. But a few days after invading Afghanistan, the US pulled the majority of troops out, leaving just a handful there and proceeded to invade Iraq. That was a grave tactical mistake, because it gave the Taliban a chance to reemerge full force while the US full attention was on the oil wells in Iraq. Now it seems Iraq and Afghanistan will never get right in this generation.
All of us are connected globally instantaneously and the world looks to the US as a leader. We, the US, makes errors all the time because simply put we are an imperfect species. You will no doubt be criticizing the US after your death if it were possible.
You are who you are, JTT. You appear to be ENSLAVED
to your obsessive need to criticize America. This is an illness. I reiterate, are you sure you're not a patient?