To be sure, anti-Americanism will never disappear. Nor will America's enemies go away. But strong anti-American currents will increasingly coexist with equally strong international demands for the United States to play a larger role in world affairs.The United States currently occupies at least two nations. We have military garrisons in almost every nation on earth. We have just suborned--through naïveté or malice; it has yet to be seen--the assassination of a major Pakistani politician and are desperately propping up its current strongman. We claim the right to go to war with China should it attempt to reassert control over a nominally democratic breakaway province, although, to be sure, we are also locked in a economic pas-de-deux with the mainland government, which holds gads of our currency in reserves, a delicately tenable situation for both nations. We are dictating, or attempting to dictate, to Iran what technologies and weapons it may or may not possess. We incessantly comment on Russia's "backtracking" from "democracy." We support paramilitaries throughout the Latin American world as part of a bogus effort to eradicate cocaine. We have secret prisons throughout the world. We give billions of dollars a year to Israel, and we claim that we will bring "peace" to Israel and Palestine. Africa is a vast, plagued sop to our national conscience.
-Moisés Naím in la WaPo
How much more fucking involved can we possibly get, huh?