The White Hat
In the old American Westerns the good guy was easy to spot. He wore a White Cowboy Hat. He was always fighting for the little guy...saving the poor rancher...or tracking down a gang of desperadoes. He seldom shot anyone and when he did...he tried his best just to wound them. Of course that is the romantic view of things.
American's like to see themselves...and most importantly their Government...as being all about truth, freedom, justice. This is not to say that other countries can't wear a White Hat from time to time...but in America our brand of freedom..even in today's convoluted legal world...is still something people want. Everyone wants to be the good cowboy.