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U.S. President Barack Obama.
"I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being." So there it is, straight from the lion's mouth, as in US President Barack Obama.
The rest are details: deadly details, as in the US military remaining "at the core"
of the exceptional worldview; the Pentagon reserving for itself "the power to launch unilateral attacks when America's interests are directly threatened"
; eight or nine proxy wars deployed in the immediate future with no end in sight; and the most startling admission - that the "fulcrum"
of US foreign policy from now on will be to curb "aggression"
by Russia and China.
So going after the dregs of Al-Qaeda, predictably, was always an interregnum kindergarten play; now it's all about the grown-ups, the dragon and the bear.
Still, Obama remains a helpless captive of the Dick Cheney regime "war on terror"
logic, emphasizing "the capacity of terrorists to do harm."
But now the modus operandi is softened: call it the Take It to the Morgue - Quietly doctrine.
Take it to the Morgue - Quietly, will be applied to the renewed "support"
Syrian opposition fighters, which will keep dragging Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq down. Leslie Gelb, former president of the ultra-establishment Council on Foreign Relations, suggests
the Obama administration may have finally understood that the real fight is against jihadis of the Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) kind, and not Bashar Assad, but that remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, Take it to the Morgue - Quietly is happening right now in Donetsk, with the Kiev regime changers - fully backed by Washington - denying, Pentagon-style, that any civilians have been killed by the current "anti-terrorist"
operation. Donetsk civilians are the new targets in vogue, replacing Pashtun marriages in the Pakistani tribal areas.