Wock wrote:I can only answer this with a few simple questions.
... honest answers to which are not invariably flattering to the US, and slight variations of which can be downright embarrassing. For instance:
In (4), it is not to our benefit or credit that many millions -- billions, perhaps -- think first of us, and think badly when they do so.
In (2), you need change only verb tenses and rustic professions to find Viet Nam, or Afghanistan/Iraq.