We are great at winning wars. We suck at maintaining peace.
With regards to Nicaragua, not our monkeys, not our circus.
I (cordially disagree.). What happens in Nicaragua, Venezuela, Columbia, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, etc. effects us significantly. These are all states where drug and human trafficking, Communism/Socialism, gun-running, money-laundering, the maras (M18, MS13), FARC, ELN, M19, the Mexican Cartels, the EPR, the Maoist People's Army, Chinese Triads and Snakeheads, the PRC's Ministry of State Security operate with considerable impunity. What happens in S. and Central America, if not our circus now, eventually becomes our circus.