Saturday, 11 September 2010

US Secretary of State Clinton Spewing Rhetoric, Arrogance and Hypocrisy

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke today on the Obama administration's vision of American global leadership in the 21st century. She said that the US has the reach, resources and resolve to mobilize in order to solve global problems and that the world counts on the US to do so. Citing international sanctions on Iran and the US's reset with Russia she argues that the US model of global leadership is producing results. But is it also producing a renewal of American exceptionalism? RT contributor Webster Tarpley says the speech is a systematic attempt to deny reality, arguing that the US model has not been successful. He said the speech was unilateralism in disguise. "It's a rhetoric that obviously grates very much because of the arrogance, the complacency, the hypocrisy, the double standard," adds Tarpley.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 11th, 2010.]

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