Our 'exceptionalis' may best be shown by the fact that we have entered several wars where a country was invaded, and have fought there and the only thing we have done after it was over was to assist the nations in rebuilding themselves. In Japan and Germany instead of being victorious and raping the countries, we held out our hands to help them rebuild. The result of that has been that those two contries have become strong allies of ours and have moved beyond all that they ever dreamed of. And for this, the only land we have asked for was enough to bury our dead, and in the case of Okinawa, we gave the island back to Japan and brought home all the men that died there and buried them here. What other conquering nation has ever done that?