It’s tricky being an American outside the U.S.

It’s not just the taxman you can’t hide from — your native land really is the focus of global attention.

american.jpgWhether it’s the economy, global warming or some other guy’s fight, the U.S. is sometimes a model to follow but more often gets the blame.

I am rarely credited with superhuman intelligence and strength (even my daughter is a skeptic) but my country is.

I for one have long argued American power is significantly less than what it’s perceived to be. But you just can’t escape it.

CIA agents descend from the sky and implant things in people, America has an earthquake machine and the Gujarat riots went according to a Washington plan.