Our new would be emperor, Barack Obama, wants to expand American military hegemony:
In a speech before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Mr. Obama presented himself as a presidential candidate “who can speak directly to the world.” After a sharp critique of President Bush, Mr. Obama called for increasing foreign aid to developing countries, expanding and modernizing the military and rebuilding fractured alliances. (Source)
I’m not a cynic. Really. I just see with both eyes and listen with both ears. And then I think.