No leftist is ever going to cite this as an example of "American Imperialism", even though that's exactly what this is. Now, I know a lot of people are going to cringe at my using that phrase, and the sad thing is that the phrase has been so maligned that it's practically meaningless.
The problem is this: so called claims of "American Imperialism" are more indicative of Progressivism and progressive ideology than they are of America proper. Now this isn't a problem for me, but it is a problem for progressives who seek to keep the totality of their history hidden. And it doesn't matter if you're examining all of the little skirmishes of World War 1, to Theodore Roosevelt's exploits, all the way up to and including Obama. There's always progressives on the front lines leading the charge. These people think they have a mandate to change the world simply because they were born. Funny thing is, whenever a progressive is at the helm? No, don't ever mention the name "Woodrow Wilson", just blame America. That's the game that progressives play.
This was just a random thought that came to me earlier in the day. Obama's actions in the 2015 Israeli elections are imperialistic.
Someone had to say it.