The word is neo-con speak, code for an aggressive foreign policy. It’s for more Bush, with even more aggressive intent. It’s about beating the war drums in Iran. It’s about keeping the military establishment — which is vastly greater than we need — fully in place. That’s what exceptionalism is about. It’s not about our economic problems or jobs or the fact that Main Street is falling behind or that we’ve done nothing about Wall Street or that we have a Fed out of control or all the other issues that we could mention. That is code for an aggressive foreign policy that I think is the most dangerous thing we could do at the moment.