How would Americans feel if a foreign mercenary army not subject to its laws roamed the streets and sawed people in half with machine guns when they heard a loud noise? BlackWater is doing just that to the Iraqi people.
Most Americans seem to believe in the Moral Superiority of our country and its inherent righteousness. Ask them if they would think it acceptable for any country, even a staunch European ally, to have military bases in their city and they’ll go into an epileptic fit. Then ask the if it is OK for us to have bases in countries around the world.