Aries said:Interesting numbers.
Now the fact that the US is a successful capitalist country wouldn't have anything to do with it would it?
Or the fact it has a few hundred million people in a nation bordered by two countries that are most assuredly not going to atack it any time soon.
I wonder how the planet would see the US, if a lot more of that money was spent on free education (yes college for free), free medical coverage (yes seeing a doctor and not paying out a cent), teachers that were better paid, better paid cop, better paid fire fighters.
The best defense, is an example the rest of the world would be incapable of ignoring.
"Want to do it better, do it our way" would make a heck of a selling point for the American way of life.
Sending armed men to the far flung corners of the world, and forcibly making other nations vote in free elections is clearly not working.
If it was, we would have seen more examples.
We already have the best example that the rest of the world aspires to although they often don't admit it. It's why I think the dislike of us is often jealousy of the accomplishments and luxuries we have. I would think we do more than enough to help out countries that can't seem to do it on their own and if it also furthers our agenda, so be it.