[A sycophant suggested that I promote and expand one of my comments on another post, so here it is]
Americans love their entertainment and comfort. This is often interpreted as weakness by other cultures, but such people have never stood between an American and his TV with the Big Game playing. We like our entertainment so much that we’ll kill anyone who persistently stops us from enjoying it. Americans won’t fight and die for a standard of living, but we sure as heck will slaughter foreigners for it.