-- is a serial belligerent and world class bully;
-- spends more on militarism than the rest of the world combined at a time it has no enemies;
-- backs the world's worst dictators and faux democrats like Colombia's Alvaro Uribe, a man closely linked to the country's paramilitary death squads and drug cartels; and
-- through the CIA, has actively engaged in global drugs trafficking since the agency's 1947 founding; it profits hugely from its dealings with local traffickers; so do major US banks and other powerful business and financial interests.
In addition, Washington
-- serves the rich at the public's expense;
-- tolerates corruption at the highest levels;
-- subverts democracy through electoral fraud;