Not the World, Just Us
I have one minor point to make. One purpose the Marine gives is that we do this "to convince the world that those acts were conducted by criminals and are not indicative of our values or intentions." With respect, I disagree. We do this to show ourselves what kind of people we are; the world will draw its own conclusions. The good will recognize our goodness, the bad will ignore or misinterpret it, and the others will try to find what's in it for them. Let's not go crazy trying to win the approval of a shifting and sly world.