Comment: This is also known as loss of American soft power

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This is also known as loss of American soft power

The US could never stand on its military empire alone. The projection of US soft power around the world was based on the tantalizing idea that the United States remained, largely, a beacon of freedom in the world. While the Bush administration may have created major cracks and fault-lines in this source of power, the Obama administration's expansion of the surveillance apparatus, and its outing, have shown that the US can no longer project its influence on the world stage on matters outside of military cooperation and trade deals. This is leading to a large consensus, around the world, that the US has betrayed, not only its founding documents, but the dignity of its own people and the dignity of people living in many, if not all, foreign nations.