I've heard this story somewhere before. No matter how many times American foreign policy fails in its stated goals, no matter how disastrous its military adventurism turns out to be, there's always the claim that we have to do something now, or it will get worse.
Over and over again.
It's all very fact free, very evidence free. No consideration is taken of whether or not these goals are even possible, let alone morally valid. No one is ever chastened by repeatedly being shown wrong. More bombs, more troops, more death, more dollars wasted, more enemies created.