Apparently that is enough, however, to satisfy many people, especially families who have lost a son or daughter to war and former soldiers who have lost friends, and who need to be reassured that the patriotic response of their loved ones was justified and that they didn't die in vain.
However, he hardly addresses the deeper structures of cultural translation, patterns of creative appropriation, and the ambiguous functions which American escapist films played for a director growing up outside of the American way of life in postwar Germany.
Indeed, it is hard to imagine a political community in which the belief in the legitimacy of collective self-preference does not hold sway—which is not to say that most citizens attach a weight of zero to the interests of human beings beyond the borders of their community, or that they should do so. Self-preference is one thing, moral obtuseness another.
While regular viewers of news across the political spectrum tend to be more patriotic, patriotism means different things to the consumers of different news sources. If you use loyalty to say, "You're unloyal and you're not patriotic, and you're not - my American flag is bigger than your American flag," as soon as you hear these words used in that way, you know that somebody is excluding somebody.