Thank you, Captain Obvious.
All military 'interventions' in all nations always produce negative consequences of some kind and always produce unintended consequences.
Expressed as a question it goes like this:
Of all the so-called military 'interventions' since 2001, how many produced outcomes of which we are proud? How many of these nations are now tourist destinations?
When Osama Bin Laden was killed, were there tickertape parades? Were sailors kissing nurses in Times Square?
And why is it that after a so-called military 'intervention,' there is no national debriefing...no analysis? No discussion of the goals vs. outcomes, no assessment of the success or failure.
Because the Pentagon is the one institution which can never be criticized, and which is always beyond the reach of accountability.
If this was another nation, US journalists would say we were a military dictatorship.