Stossel, while I consider myself a Libertarian, this is the one area where our camp goes wrong. It is not the military, wars, or even defense spending that is the problem. The problem is the Government. Government contracts, waste, pork, favors, etc. Where the wars have gone wrong is Government meddling. Stupid rules of engagement made by bureaucrats. Bureaucrats that derail nation-building by forcing ideas on unreceptive populations. The warriors do their part, only to have any and all progress bungled by the bureaucrats and politicians.