So: how's that smart diplomacy workin' out for ya?!
Oh, America we have nothing against; It is only the evil cowboy Bush whom we despise and only his evil/stupid/clueless/reactionary policies which we opposeThat was a common refrain during the George W Bush years. And around 2007 or 2008 came the solution — in the person of Barack Obama, a man, no a being, of intelligence and vision who would bring back love and respect for the United States.
It is a (self-seving) viewpoint which is hardly seconded by the photo illustrating Walter Russell Mead's Wall Street Journal article.