When people are unemployed, starving, being shot to death in their own schoolplaces and workplaces, why are valuable resources being spent on foreign interests? Our obsession with being #1 on a global scale will slip away no matter how many countries we conquer - and let's not kid ourselves, for the past few decades we've been doing a lot of conquering - if nobody at home is happy.
You should take care of your people. But not at the expense of foreigners. Actually, take care of both. I still need 24 more words, so...B b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b...Sorry. B b b b.
I don't think it's necessary to say that we have too many problems here at home to worry about international problems. I think that we are still very much capable of working on both at the same time. Helping out with international issues can also have the added bonus of helping with our relations and trade and could solve domestic problems at time as well.