This is a very interesting question, as it necessarily forces any individual engaged in solving this internal dilemma to examine their personal understanding of the word "patriotism". Quite obviously, jingoism, imperialism, or unreasonable notions of one's nation holding claim to a "manifest destiny" should be omitted when analyzing this problem. However, the opinions that denizens of a given state hold towards a supposed enemy seem to reflect the view of these individual's perception of their own country. For example, there is an apparent trend of powerful nations treating their enemies with a degree of harshness contingent on the differences between the two cultures in historically significant and documented conflicts. The question then arises: where does one draw the line between nationalism, cultural pride, and patriotism? In my opinion, patriotism can be defined in a relatively narrow fashion as political and cultural loyalty towards one's state, this being illuminated by having faith in the virtues and benefits of your own way of life, simultaneously recognizing the essential absence of any attitude of superiority towards other nations or cultures who may enjoy practices that differ from your own social or political standards, those that may offend you by their very performance or observation. Depending on one's country of residence, values, and personal opinions, it appears that aggressive nations exhibiting historical trends of a cultural emphasis on power and domination seem to feature an overall public opinion geared towards annihilating their enemies, while the opposite will generally be true of states containing a population raised and conditioned to be a peaceful culture. An additional factor to take into consideration would be the degree with which a state's opponent has secured their categorization as such, the obvious example being the axis powers in World War Two held in comparison to the vastly unpopular Vietnam war. This query was quite intellectually stimulating, and I thoroughly enjoyed the ensuing deliberation of this matter.