what's referred to here is primarily the Iraq war..... the Bush Admin.'s steamrolling of overall world opinion and diplomacy to launch this baffling pre-emptive strike with little or no justification. As I recall, there was no significant world objection to our attack of al-Qaeda and the Taliban a couple years ago. Most everyone understood our situation at that time, given 9/11 (yes. THEY attacked US that time, to answer your question).