Interesting how so many posts here state in absolute language info that is largely biased, ambiguous, and unconfirmed. Everyone will do their utmost to dig up supposed facts or "old" news to justify their worldview, which in this case is to hate the U.S. You would think that the U.S., based on your posts, is one big concentration camp or something. The U.S., yes, like every other country, has made mistakes…humans run it, and humans defend it. At least the historical issues, that can be "proven beyond a reasonable doubt" if in a court of law, are nowhere near the atrocities of other countries (likely your own), and if not for the U.S. presence in the world as it is today, it is likely the rest of the world would have already blown each other up. So, go on and hate on the U.S. And while you do, just remember that in the U.S., and because of the U.S., "common dreams" are possible.