Of course, this absurd, bullying provocation is being orchestrated by the government (despite claims that it, like the moronic, juvenile France-bashing, is a simple expression of popular will). Of course, it's being completely underreported in the US press. And of course, the President doesn't see anything wrong with it.
God, I'm so sick of it all. Krugman nails it just right: it's shameful. That's the only way to describe it.