“Isnt the same can apply to US?”
No. And that’s what makes us different from other countries. Yes, we have our own interests, but in getting involved we genuinely want to help others. That’s why we are known world-over for our generosity and charity. Russia doesn’t give a cr&p about helping anyone else unless they’re getting a big payoff for themselves.
“..but in getting involved we genuinely want to help others..”
Many times good intention cause more problems than help. Just look at Iraq, Libya ,Afghanistan. More people died there after so called help. Main problem is that American people have perception that everyone around the world have the same mentality. Good example is Saddam Hussein. He was a brutal dictator but had complete control. Look at Iraq now. Number of casualties after he was overthrown way above that was under his regime.