American Exceptionalism is exceptionally lucrative for some morally unexceptional people and organizations.
If you doubt this, read the attached report, which can be thought of as a contemporary commentary on America's political-economic culture.
To bad for them Putin intervened to place a (temporary?) roadblock across their march to war.
(The report and a summary can be found at this link.)
Phi Beta Iota: The conflict with Iran is a form of financial arbitrage, which at its low point inspires war to drive up oil prices because Goldman Sachs and the Zionists made bad bets on oil futures that can only be made good by war or the imminent fear of war. The whole system is rigged, with the City of London and Wall Street comprising the axis of financial terrorism against everyone else. The politicians are merely servants lacking in intelligence with integrity.