I noticed that you did not mention the takeover of the Philippine
Islands by brute force by the Imperialistic American forces. I clearly remember seeing on the news the Filipino people applauding the erasure of the American Presence there in 1992. That was a globally publicized embarrassment for the "exceptional" Americans. We were "kicked out" of the country, and deservedly so. I do agree that we did have to "join the Big Boys in Europe" in expanding our borders, however I disagree with how we did it then and how we are still doing it today. The American Ideal of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" should be applied to all in the world, not just we Americans. We are not that special.
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