The policy implications of a moral equivalency view of the world are troubling. In Cairo, for example, Obama movingly decried the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust, then glibly shifted to the need for a Palestinian state as though the two are of equal weight and linked.

In the same speech, he waffled on whether the U.S. would accept Iran getting nukes, saying, “No single nation should pick and choose which nation holds nuclear weapons.”

It’s a fellowship foreign policy when American leadership is desperately needed. That leadership must start with a clear-headed view of the simple fact that America is the one indispensable nation on Earth. Economically, militarily and yes, morally, America stands alone as the beacon of human liberty.

Perhaps Obama and Clinton could get off their knees and say so just once.