We are not innocent victims who are defending themselves against evil. We brought most of this on ourselves because of our own history of meddling in the affairs of others.
didn't attack us on 9/11 because of our freedom. They attacked us
because we set up bases in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War and
then never left. Then after 9/11 Bush and his cronies thought it would
be a great idea to invade and make Iraq a client state, so we could
close most of our bases in Saudi Arabia and replace them with a bunch of
fortified bases in Iraq. How's that working out so far?
We do not have to be the world's policeman. We don't have
to protect oil that goes mostly to Europe and Asia. We don't have to
support 'everything' Israel does. We don't have to go to war against
Iran to stop them from getting nukes. We don't have to over-dramatize
everything that happens in the world in order to justify more military
misadventures. We don't have to take up arms and go to war every time
the chicken hawks say we should. We do need to be aware of how we are
being manipulated by our leaders who do the bidding of the multinational
corporations and rich folks, including foreign nationals, who finance their campaigns.