Just a note and a thought.
More than any war, more than any funding of an insurgency in a totalitarian regime, more than any economic embargo, more than any imported TV show or film; America just gave the watching World and Billions of sets of eyes a lesson on what the American Dream actually is. That it's real and attainable.
We also gave the World a lesson on what American democracy truly is. A country can loose a war, can turn good-will against itself by acting counter to the core belief sets it is supposedly at war to promote, but you can't, as the trope goes, kill an idea. We should remember this, we NEED to remember this.