You might think that, but you're incorrect. People overseas don't have a way to make their feelings known, but when they see American military, the way they treat them is pretty much reflected in the politics of this and their country. And...........fwiw............good acts like many that have been shown over and over tend to not leave much of a lasting impact. Anyone remember a CNN story back around 2006 where they were interviewing Marines over in Iraq? One of 'em was talking about handing out small amounts of cash to help get the people to trust them, he called the money "paper bullets" because it was helping to get the locals to stop supporting Taliban. Unfortunately, according to that Marine in that interview, it's something that took 6 months to a year to do and could be wiped out by a stray bomb hitting the village. Might wanna re-think your position on the US Military being respected world wide, it's just simply not true, because local politics DOES enter into it.