They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A new set of international rules

As we all know, a Military Coup did not take place in Egypt. 

Jay Carney - Self interest weighs heavily on coup status determination
[...] On Tuesday, Carney reiterated that the administration was considering the security interests of the United States as it decides how to categorize Morsi's ouster.
"We have not made a determination about what to call or label the events in Egypt that led to the change in government there," Carney said, adding that the White House was undergoing a "deliberative process." Link

Obama 2012 election trail - on creating a set of international rules and rising above self interest
And I think that there is a strong belief that we continue to be a superpower, unique perhaps in the annals of history, that is not only self-interested but is also thinking about how to create a set of international rules and norms that everyone can follow and that everyone can benefit from. Link

Yes big deal I know, presidents lie.