American foreign policy would better serve the domestic needs of peace and security if it were used to cultivate friends instead of enemies and create trading partners instead of areas to pillage. One of the first positive steps in this direction would be to withdraw all military forces from Iraq and Afghanistan and to close every U.S. base in every foreign country. U.S. troops should be on U.S. soil unless they are fighting a declared war that someone else started.

Monsters, Inc. by Samuel Bostaph, 11 September 2006