I wonder if someone in the future will read that quote and respond to it like how someone in modern times would respond to "Proud to be a part of Nazi Germany" Everyday it looks more and more like it will be like that, I mean after all our politicians use the same propaganda Hitler used to get into power. The whole "I will rebuild the U.S and stop this depression, and I will protect our people from the Islamic extremists!" Is almost exactly like what Hitler was saying when he was coming to power.
For Christs sakes. You cant compare Nazi Germany with the US. I mean I am not all for US foreign policy, but Nazi Germany's agenda among others was the systematic annihilation of a particular group of people. The US might be warring all these nations in the middle east, but it is not to exterminate them.
We gotta understand the core of the issue.
1. The US and for that matter, Israel, CANNOT tolerate a democratic strong middle eastern country. For the US that would mean a political challenge, and for its corporations an economic blow. Since America is literally run by corporates, this is something the US WILL BE and IS against. Israel on the other hand, wants a weak middle east, for it to be able to survive, which is not surprising considering every other guy wants to wipe them off the map. Though motives might be different the end result that both countries seek is the same. It is for these reasons, that the US uses democracy as a reason, but you see that the US has always supported dictatorships. Cuz dictatorships are politically weaker, and easier to manipulate, cuz you dont have to deal with a lot of people. Instead a few that get rich using US patronage. Saddam Hussein (he was a US guy before he turned enemy), the Saudi Royal family, the UAE royal family, the Taliban (funded and armed by the US), Shah of Iran (before 1979) etc etc. are few examples of dictatorships that the US has supported and is supporting today.
2. To this end, they seek regime change whenever the situation becomes unfavourable. Either through external manipulation, of internal elements that seek to divide nations thereby destabilizing them, or political manipulation of its own citizens in order to get into a "righteous war". The reasons they use - WMD, national security, terrorism. This also has the added advantage, of fueling enhancements to the security infrastructure within the US. Enhancements that are actually given out as contracts to large corporations.
No one would have problems with it, if not for the humanitarian crisis it creates. Both for the countries being invaded, or destabilized and for the soldiers that go over there to fight. The most outrageous side effect out of all these is the fact that the ones in power, actually make millions, while people die. Far right wing propaganda will tell you, how for example, they are so worried about Syria, since thousands of people are dying there. It is a difficult argument to counter. But if we go by their reasons, then they should have done something about the Congo wars, where 5.4 million people have died till date. Yet, all of that goes unreported and uncared for.
Our foreign policy is based around never letting a guy like Hitler come to power ever again, but what we have not realized is that we are more of a threat to the world than any other country. We have become what we set out to destroy and prevent.
Like I said before, the foreign policy is not based on saving anyone, or the United States. Its based on catering to businesses that fuel the US economy. Simple as that.
Nazi Germany was far more sinister, and without any useful/viable agenda.