Exactly, Ceili !
While Americans still scream "we are the greatest nation in the world" - just about every civilized and industrious nation has surpassed them. I love living in the United States, but there is so much room for improvements and every tax payer should be able to receive benefits should they need it. That's why we pay taxes, folks, not to support a massive military force that gets us nowhere.
Which war was successfully fought since WWII? None!! Vietnam was a disaster, Golf war, Afghanistan, Iraq war - all disastrous. Of course, we could take Panama by surprise by invading their country and take Manuel Noriega to an US prison.
"America has invaded 70 countries since its 4th of July Independence Day in 1776. The World, including ordinary Americans (1 million of whom die preventably each year), must shake off the shackles of endless American One Percenter warmongering, imperialism and mendacity. The World must make the Fourth of July Independence from America Day. Tell everyone you can. " (Dr. Gideon Polya)
Something to be proud of, eh? Happy 4th of July!