American foreign policy is fatally flawed on a number of fronts:
1) Having some good intentions makes us the "good guys"
2) We have the moral resources to police or administer the world and will remain uncorrupted by taking up the power to do so
3) We have the financial resources to administer what has become an empire
4) Even if 1-3 above were all true, we have a fatally stupid belief that imposing a government "top down" through use of military force will transform a society
In his better days, before he became a waterboy for Neocon foreign policy, Rush Limbaugh said it best when he stated "the military is there to kill people and break things."
Gov. Perry's plan sounds just dandy to me. What is one more country to rule?
Perry: May need troops in Mexico - Dan Hirschhorn - POLITICO.com