We've always been at war with Eurasia, luckily God is omnisicent enough to keep track of and protect/smite the many and varied U.S. fingers in diplomatic pies of the world. What better way to justify strategic foreign policy?
"That land over there is yours, you'll go back to it one day, because your fight will prevail, and you will have your homes and your mosques back again, because your cause is right and God is on your side." -- Zbigniew Brzezinski
Part of a CNN doco on the Soviets in Afghanistan