Next Stop, Australia: 'We are Here to Stay'
Let's face it, a decade spent fighting a war in Iraq that had no cause - at least no just cause - and a war in Afghanistan that appears to have no end, made a lot of people think it inevitable that the U.S. would reconsider its interventionist approach to the rest of the world. The optimists among us considered these disasters so blatant that even the country's foreign policy-makers would have to learn something from them. And even pessimists figured that the current economic situation just wouldn't allow us to go on playing cops to the entire world. But no.