Originally Posted by Requiem
I have no idea why this is the case, but you certainly are right. It is just depressing seeing this sort of thing. Outside a few instances of operations overseas, we haven't done anything substantial or successful since WWII -- at least in my opinion.
It comes from the egotism and arrogance that gives some the belief that we can control all ends to our benefit. You have to have a certain amount of humility to accept the fact that this is just not true.