As an American I was amused to hear you crying about our abuses, since I didn't hear a thing from you the 30 years while Saddam unleashed horror on the Iraqi people. Maybe it had something to do with the UN, France, Germany and Russia lining their pockets with money from the Food for Oil program, while Iraqi children starved. As far as "the United States of America returning to the hearts and minds of the rest of humanity", don't worry, the next time we are called upon to extract you from your next home grown dictator, I'm sure our popularity will rise again.
A son of the Revolution of 1776
Florissant, CO. USA
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea