"Americans are inclined to see the world and foreign affairs in black and white. ... They [Americans] celebrate their own form of government and denigrate all others, making them guilty of ... "ethnocentric accommodation -- everyone ought to be like us. ... As a result, America has committed the "fatal error" of "propagating democracy" and fallen prey to "the siren's song of promoting human rights," falsely assuming that our values and institutions are a good fit in the Third World. And, just as Americans exaggerate their own goodness, they exaggerate their enemies' badness.
Leftist multilateralist anti-American crap like this isn't a myth invented by Rove to frighten patriotic Americans and make then afraid to vote the Democrats into power. IT'S WHAT THEY REALLY THINK. They really think that we're not very good and our enemies not very bad. They felt that way during the Cold War about the USSR, and they feel that way now about Jihadism. They were wrong then and they are wrong now.