You couldn’t be more wrong. American wealth is the result of Free Enterprise wealth creation by free people in a free market. To the extent that US government has grown, so American wealth growth has declined. Government interference in the market always produces sub-optimal outcomes. American wealth has been wasted by American overseas wars: no sane person thinks America made a profit out of Middle East wars: it cost the USA trillions of dollars, for almost no return. In case you are not aware of it, the USA is now self-sufficient in oil and gas, so this whole half-baked “they are in it for the Oil” theory is completely unsupported by the facts. It could be argued that American Arms dealers have profited hugely from wars, but they do just as well from rumours of wars as from the real thing.
I don’t know how you failed to understand the fact that “most CO2 reductions in the West have been more than matched by even greater CO2 increases in the East, just without any of the air-cleaning technology we take for granted in the West,” makes Western Emission reduction targets responsible for a net increase in pollution; not just the harmless CO2 “pollution”, real pollution like smoke, soot, particulates, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur dioxide, that are responsible for the brown skies over China.
Western CO2 emissions reduction plans have been an ecological disaster for Asian and the world as a whole. Makes Europeans feel smug, but the Planet was a lot less polluted prior to the Rio Earth Conference that started this foolish war on Carbon.