I'm just aping an oft-repeated claim from Trump supporters.
I think that ought to be true of foreign policy as well. Americans tend to think that we ought to be able to directly influence every major event that happens in the world, but that wasn't true even at the height of our foreign power. Something overt like "we started a war that wasn't necessary" can be directly tracked back to a Presidential decision, and blame apportioned. But there are so many other things that we can't, and probably shouldn't, control.
Hard for people to accept that sometimes bad shit happens.