The piece of my comment about hubris was not aimed at the OP, but at our governments.
Not sure if that was clear to the OP or to CiF's immoderate moderators, but anyway, here it is:
so please dont try painting me as some government apologist/right wing crank
Doing a pretty good job of that yourself, mate.
On the subject itself, well, as Osama bin Laden used to say:
I love the smell of hubris in the morning! Smells like ... victory.
So, that was it. Horrific, isn't it?