I don't find it sad, I find it infuriating. And it's directly leading to our being high-risk, because that sort of BS dehumanizes Americans in the eyes of the rest of the world. Why should they even bother to consider our safety or interests when we are so busy buying fuel-guzzling SUVs and unnecessarily-huge houses all on a debt-fueled economy, while much of the world is starving? That sort of resentment will come back to bite us in the ass, as 9/11 proves. I'm not in any way justifying that attack, but I can see how some deranged Ayotolla bin Laden type can foment hatred toward us among the world's poor.
Different sets of priorities for todays world. A true shame for the youth of America. And sometimes, the not so young. It's no wonder so many young college grads want the rewards and promotions now, now, now. It's an instant gratification world. So sad.