We once made attempts to clean up our international blunders. Now we exalt them with a sense of unwarranted pride, for all things American are good and righteous because America is becoming great again, correct? We create orphans and displaced families. We create desolate towns and cities where only criminals survive. We choose the wrong despots to support. We cause the tragedies and walk away, awash in arrogance, saying a prayer for those dying in our wake. No longer are we responsible because everything and anything we do is AMERICAN and, therefore, blessed by some sick god who blesses us over everyone else. Our comeuppance has arrived. He lives in the White House.

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