You are grossly misinformed. You have listened to the white mans lies for too long.
Tell me when did the USA EVER, EVER turn the other cheek. When did the USA ever sit back and not throw it's weight around? Tell me this cos I can't find it anywhere.
Do you want me to list South American countries, Africa, the middle east, Vietnam, korea and everywhere else that your country visited and things have not been the same again?
Tell me where in any of these adventures was America defending itself?
If the US had learned to sit back and do nothing there would have been significant progress in many countries notably Africa.