I agree with 1, 2 and most of 3 (uh, most wars are fought to preserve freedom -on one side-, but the other side usually fights for wealth, whether land, people or resources, such as oil).
On 4, and I quote:
"we are in fact the leader of the free world"
I do have two short facts:
There are two (2) nations in the world who have -NOT- signed the UN declaration of children's rights.
Somalia and the US of A.
The US of A walked out from the Kyoto meetings, refusing to work for a living world to make sure it's industry remains productive.
Please, don't say you're the 'leader of the free world'.
It rings false, at least to children and people that like to breathe clean air.