It's odd to see liberalism making isolationist aguments, however reasoned.
I dunno. The Trekkie in me just doesn't want to give up on "equalizing" the world's cultures....whatever the cost. Perhaps the world just isn't ready for it yet. Nevertheless, I won't go thinking that the US is in any way bad for making the attempt, nor will I consider the people of Islam particularly inspired as long as they harbor their contempt for everyone who isn't like them.