"increasingly will constrict US freedom of action"
I specifically like this one sentence. It is about time that the US seizes to be the world's hegemon. I hope that the believe in cooperation will overcome the will do their own bidding. In a growing global village we can't have one master, like feudal times. The need to compromise with others make for far better neighbors than doing what you want, when and where you want. Perhaps the US will do her allies the courtesy of telling them what they are about to do because they need these allies. Friendship is based on equality and not dominance. So let's see what happens...