Does self interest negate the positive effects of a country's actions??? The USA is constantly claimed to be selfish, despite the result of 'selfish' acts being HIGHLY positive for others (The marshall plan is a great example). Currently, it could be argued that we would like to develop oil trade in Sudan. but the genocide taking place is prohibiting that from happening. Obivously genocide alone is a great reason to interfere, but let's just assume that the ONLY reason we wish to interfere is becasue peace in the region is condusive to us doing business there. Is it wrong? If not, then why do our not-so-altruistic deeds become slandered, despite the great help they are to many besides us???