"The gap between American rhetoric and American actions has widened to the point where it no longer is bridgeable. America as the beacon of democracy rings hollows after our string of equivocations, half steps, selectivity and cynical calculation. American diplomacy thereby has lost an asset. A candid reversion to realism has its own liabilities. The American public is deeply attached to the idealistic notion of the U.S. as a principled country that acts in the cause of virtue, enlightenment and morality. If Washington is widely seen as abandoning its native idealism, domestic political support for the inescapable hard policy choices that lie ahead will be unpredictable."The rest of the world can see the gap clearly, but I doubt that there is any hypocrisy that can't be hidden from Americans behind the usual bullshit.
"Canadian Militarism and Libya" Harper's got some massively overpriced, unusable jets he wants to buy. The bribes must be enormous.
"Assad's fall could deliver Lebanon to Iran and Hezbollah" I doubt reports that the Jews are behind the uprisings.
"Corporate media erase U.S. role in Hamas-Fatah split" Elliott Abrams has the longest set of fangs yet recorded on someone claiming to be a human being.