No. I believe that we showed the hypocracy of Bin Laden asking youth to marytr themselves while living in a nice house and hiding behind his wife when he was attacked. Abraham Lincoln said that they best way to beat your enemy was to make him your friend. I wonder if the democracying of Egypt, etc is a part of the standard of living we demonstrated by our presence in the Middle East.
I too am disgusted by people who need their “noses” whiped in order to function. Bejamin Franklin said “he who would exchange his liberty for a bowl of pottage deserves neither.”