It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.
Flashback to a 2009 presser in France: Obama totally believes in exceptionalism … just like everyone else.
I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.
Shorter Obama before his current Syria push: ExceptionaLOL!
And, of course, he thinks we’re an unexceptional country that’s “gone soft” and “lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge.”
Putin and Obama: Two peas in a pod?