(Original post by PadFoot90)
Haha i *highly* doubt that.
But it's true! American foriegn policy has been mostly disastrous. Here are just a few examples:
1) Haiti - 1915 - to present
2) Korea - 1952
3) Vietnam - 1961-75
4) Cuba 'bay of pigs' - 1961
5) Dominican Republic - 1962
6) Cambodia - 1976-78
8) Angola - post 1974
9) Grenada - 1983
10) The arms given to the Mujaheedin in Afghanistan, including Osama bin Laden - now your public enemy number one. Oh the irony! - 1980s
11) Somailia - early 90s
12) The arms sold to Saddma Hussein's govt in the early 90s to help him fight Iran, only to declare him irresponsible and invade in 2002.
However, closer to home in recent decades, the U.S. has been accused of complicity in the overthrow of:
13) Guatemala's liberal nationalist Jacobo Arbenz (1954),
14) Brazil's leftist Joao Goulart (1964),
15) Chile's Marxist Salvador Allende - who by the way was replaced with the US favourite General Pinochet(1973),
16) Bolivia's nationalist Juan José Torres González (1971),
17) in the prevention of Uruguay's Frente Amplio Party taking power (1971),
18) in arming El Salvador's government to prevent El Salvador leftist rebels from taking power (1980's),
19) in military attacks against Social Democrat Juan Bosch in Dominican Republic (1963),
20) Marxist Fidel Castro in Cuba (since 1960),
21) Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista government (1980's),
22) Grenada's leftist government (1983),
23) Panama nationalist Manuel Noriega (1989),
24) and in an intended coup against President Hugo Chavez, Venezuela (2002).
And as for the whole torture debate, well what about camp "x-ray" in Guantanamo Bay? Simply classifying the prisoners there as illegal combatants, rather the POWs may circumvent the Geneva convention, but it does not excuse the various counts of torture that have filtered out.
And I haven't even mentioned extraordinary rendition yet! Who in hell knows what's going on in US army bases all over eastern europe? Except of course that it definately isn't pretty!