Exactly. They turned old USA into something just as bad as Josef Mengele back in WW2.To be fair, experimenting with human captives and turning them to mutants is kinda fucked up. Even if they were our enemies.
And the fact that this is what the descendants of the old US Army chose to do drives the point home even further about how the army isn't your friend. Meanwhile, the Brotherhood in FO3 does what descendants of the old US army should be doing, protecting the commonfolk from the dangers of the world.Plus, the Brotherhood isn't portrayed in a good light either. They ended up pushing sending outsiders to their death and chose to hole up in their bunker instead of using their technology to help the Wasteland. Many of them were even forgetting their founder's name as well. All of which led to their decline in 2 and NV.
There was a kind of passive-aggressive environmentalism about how America's addiction to oil caused the war because it wouldn't share its oil with China in the first place. And then of course there was the FEV thing with the Chinese POWs, which not only shows America to be selfish, but immoral.Nobody in that game was really portrayed as the hero in that scenario. Everyone did horrible things in a fight to claim Earth's dwindling resources and it led to the everyone getting nuked.
Fallout 1 portrays America as selfish, (they wouldn't share their oil with China) arrogant, (they took over Canada just to make transporting troops easier) and immoral. (They experimented on POWs with the FEV, which is immoral no matter how you cut it.) And of course, not a peep about how bad Communism was.I sympathize with your views, but I'm not sure if I agree with you with how 1 portrays America and Communism.