If you have two feet. Use 'em. Stand up & say what you mean to say. Don't pander to anyone, for our sake, no matter many of "them" you think there is.
Personally, I have no reason to measure the States' general moral stance. But for my part, if I could somehow put this idea forward to my elders...;
My country is NZ. It subsumes my tax for many useful things, but let's be realistic. NZ defence = civil capacity *at best*. (i.e. earthquake relief and occasional armed offenders squad backup duty sort of thing). We are apparently forced, on the international sphere, by way of perceived mutual benefit to the World @ Large, to provide a pittance of foot soldiers and our elite "special" forces as our pledge to the stability of nations. I could generously call it a drop in the bucket, a piecemeal affair.
But simply translated, it's a fucking waste of time.
Apparently we count for something though. Apparently. But it doesn't really make any sense at all. So we just have to drink a cup of shut the, or we're with you or against you?
What if there were a more appropriate option? Dare I suggest, smarter way of approaching this delicate situation?
Only provide medical aid. Medical. *ONLY*
To all these seemingly half baked and misunderstood trend-worthy conflicts (of interest?), that we as The West (tm) have got our proverbial red hands all bloodied over.
NZ could do it, as I suppose could any country. Even with our limited, but well educated pool of human resources. A negligible population, but we have the technology.
We also have mana. A unified stance.
Since we declared ourselves Nuclear Free in the 80's. IN YOUR FACE REST OF THE WORLD. ...but the mana is eroding...and we make ourselves targets with the rest of the aggressors, in the vain hope of not becoming....what, a lonely target?
Offer them the best damn medics I say...and leave the bar brawl to the drunks...