I love this bit from the President's remarks today while toddling around the U.N. trying to make friends:
"Some have argued that the democratic changes we're seeing in the Middle East are destabilising the region. This argument rests on a false assumption, that the Middle East was stable to begin with. The reality is that the stability we thought we saw in the Middle East was a mirage. For decades, millions of men and women in the region have been trapped in oppression and hopelessness."
In other words, it was alrady a giant flaming mess, so what does it matter if we screw it up some more?
I may try that myself sometime when I'm in trouble: "You can't charge me with vandalism, officer, it was already broken."
I'll let you know if it works.