Very interesting makes you think. On the other hand I personally, as an American, and as far as I know everybody I know, would welcome Geert or any other Dutch or other nationality to clean up the gulf. I get so sick of what ever you may be if not an ist of some kind laying the arrogance bullshit at the door of all Americans. Yes it may be true of the idiots in office and their minions, but I didn't vote for them, of course the idiot I did vote for probably would't be any better, and yes the agencies with all their stupid rules are making it more difficult than it needs to be but that goes back to the idiot and his minions.
Also I am so sick of people like you calling the US an empire, it isn't and never was. The Roman Empire and The British Empire were empires, the Germans, French and Spanish had pretentions, and may even have attained empire status briefly, but WE have never been an empire. You might mention Iraq, but we are occupying it and spending make that throwing away God knows how much borrowed money after an illegal war against them, nor (not) through a desire to make them part of an empire. I also (disagree) with those who describe the US as Imperial...
I refer the following articles some of which I agree with some of which I don't:
The original Blog article that I commented about is here, read it and see if you agree or disagree: