When OBL and Co attacked us, we responded in the wrong way and it has immeasurably hurt our nation and our democracy.
Politician/Chickenhawks, who exist in both parties, went to war in Iraq that had bupkis to do with 9-11. As a citizen and veteran, I have nothing but disgust at these self-styled experts without portfolio who are always clamoring for war or intervention yet never served but are all too happy to send you or your loved ones to war.
We live in a time of sunshine patriotism (U.S.A.! , U.S.A.! ...) and as a nation are about as dysfunctional as imaginable, coasting on momentum and eating our seed corn.