You are still part of the Commonwealth, so I do not think that this all that odd. It does seem like you spend a lot of time on America, when Australia is far from innocent on many of these matters. I can only imagine what kind of heat I would get from Australians were I to take them to task as much as you do America. However, I am objective enough to admit much of your criticism valid. As a “true” patriot, I want my country to stop funding so much war. Sadly, I don’t feel that my fellow citizens can be reached by moral arguments any longer and I concentrate on the amount of money being flushed away on the war machine. It’s not sustainable. Americans will stop it themselves or eventually the empty treasury will bring it to a halt just as it did to the old Soviet Union.