George Washington spent more than any other President, as a percentage of the budget, on spies and the like, maybe 20%.
What was he doing with it? Well, some of it went to agitate for Republicanism in foreign lands.
What did it get for France? Robespierre and the Jacobins.
The origin of the word TERROR comes from the French "Reign of Terror," led by Robespierre.
After that French Republic fell apart, France got Napoleon.
So, the word terror itself is a result of US interference in foreign affairs.
Not to mention our constant massive money flow to the repressive Middle East regimes, which, naturally, lead every middle eastern citizen to loathe our hypocrisy.