Russia, China, Venezuela are not America's enemy; they
are powerful adversaries with which we disagree on a
wide range of issues including democracy and capitalism.
The US gets itself into a lot of trouble when our politicians
confuse the meaning of these words and take actions that are
costly and end up costing American lives and treasure. We should go to war
with countries that directly threaten the territory of the
US and the safety and well-being of its citizens.
These are our enemies.
Every county is looking at its own best self interest just
as every individual is looking for his or her own self
interests. Individuals just play together better (most
of the time). We may not like how other governments
run their own countries, but it is none of our business
unless there is factual genocide occurring. Then we
need to work with and though organizations that are properly
equipped to handle these types of situations.
Viet Nam, Libya, Iran, Syria, and Iraq are just a few of our
adversaries what were borderline enemies but definitely not
worth military intervention (as history is proving).
The nuanced meaning of words can get us into a lot of trouble.