Ever since September 2nd 1945 the United States has carried a big stick; a very spooky and explosive big stick. It worked well until the United States launched the invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003. Ever since that day the world had known about the United States big stick the very spooky and explosive big stick. The world had kept it's distance from the United States in fear of what would happen. But on March 20, 2003 all that changed.
Because we did not use the thought of the big stick the very spooky and explosive big stick and sent in vulnerable human beings into Iraq the world's thought changed. We were no longer the folks that carried a big stick; a very spooky and explosive big stick; we were just another army of human beings.