The Americans supported Saddan Hussein against Iran. Then they alleged that Saddan was a monster.
The American supported Bin Laden against the Russians in Afghanistan. Then they alleged that Bin Laden was a monster.
The Americans always act as if consequences didn't exist. And they lament the consequences as if they were unexpected things.
The problem, my friends, is that the Americans live in a "mythological society" (they believe in the myth of the mission that the USA have to civilize the other people and to police the world and in the myth that the American government only accomplishes good actions guided by God). Americans not live in a "historical society" (in that present and passed actions always generate future consequences no wanted)
The "historical people", that they insist on mentioning the American history for the Americans are subject to be treated as inferior beings that don't understand or they don't accept the American myths.
The "mythical societies' are destroyed when their myths stop existing or when the "destruction myths" take place.