. We have different worldviews. That's fine. Believe what you like. I'm not "immoral as ****". I prefer to look at things from perspective of strategic interest. As I mentioend above, if everything else is equal and we have the oppurtunity to do some good and be helpful (without it tipping hte scales against our interests) I'm all for it. Yes, there is sometimes blowback, but I'd rather deal with the occasional blowback than to withdraw from the world and simply "leave everyone and everything alone". There is generally not a vacuum in power for very long. I simply don't believe in everyone being happy go lucky so long as the US just "leaves people alone". It's a ratrace with everyone trying to protect their interests at all times. I'm not going to cede that just because of fear of occasional blowback. There are ways we can minimize blowback while protecting our intersets that don't invovle withdrawing from the world.