> The world political-economic--the
> inter*nation*al system--needs the US to be the renegade police force, the
> law-breaking law enforcer. It's not a congenital defect, and there wouldn't
> be international comity if the US were nicer.
> The U.S. is a police force? Against whom that matters and in what way that
> Looks to me like they're a dangerous, overreaching, destabilizing force
> I think you've answered your own questions.
> with delusions of grandeur and zero political sophistication.
> Some say Genghis Kahn lacked political sophistication too. But the mofo
sure was effective.