"I expect we should get the same in return. "
That statement is a double-edged sword. As nice as it would be, the world is not, never has been, and never will be on equal playing rules, on the
country level (or many other levels). Should countries also invade us and give us a "regime change" , should other countries have the same amount
of nuclear arms (no-one here seems to think so), should other countries have the same amount of say in the world? (I think to an extent we over flex
our muscles more often than not, whether it be the military muscle, or the economic one.) This double standard of the United States having it their
own way, and everyone else having it the U.S.'s way, is why no-one extends an open hand to the bully of the world, when mother nature trips him
temporarily to the ground.
Also, it's not like we don't have the resources to help, and it's not like if we didn't, that we would sincerely ask nicely.
I'm willing to bet that some people believe that if you cause problems in the world long enough, no-one is going to care when you have problems.
Boy oh boy, reality sucks sometimes.
What I would give to walk into another country again, hold my head high, and say, "Hello, nice to meet you. I'm from America", without fearing
reprocussion in some form, whether it be violence, distrust, or a general hatred towards me from the locals.
Maybe we will all grow up one day, quit trying to see who's dad can beat up who's dad, who's got more money, who's got more bomb's, and "who's
Then again, I doubt it, unfortunately.
again, just my opinion. I don't claim to be right, cause I can't prove it.