The war in Iraq should be proof enough of what I said. Over 100,000 innocent Iraqi citizens have been killed because of our actions in their sovereign state. A nation that had never committed an overt act against the US was invaded. Every death that came about because of that war was because of us, the US.
NEVER would such an act have been allowed if the USSR had still been in existence. On Christmas of 1991, the world as we knew it changed forever. As much as we hated the Soviet Union, they provided the counter balance that we desperately need.
By invading Iraq, we essentially declared that we believed it was within our rights to murder citizens of other states if we could benefit from their suffering. That's not a little harsh, it's a fact that we NEVER address the lives lost on the Iraqi's side of the conflict.