Personally I find it remarkably close minded when people consider the USA to be evil or the angelic good. I suppose it too must be something to be proud of. I personally strive to see both the good and bad. I can be proud of the good without endorsing the bad. The same goes for people who think that there's only bad or good reasons for every action - then just ASSUME it is one way or the other. I suppose it's more simple that way. People don't even care if they're wrong as long as everything fits into neat little boxes.