(Does it not occur to him that what he said comes across as naive arrogance to non-Americans? Of course not. That's why he's an Ugly American!)
Wasn't a good deal of arrogance and naiveness a prerogative to be a real American citizen? Oh yes and don't forget the conviction to live in the freest country in the world....what's that? Oh yes my drone of the 6.30pm!
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.