Americanism always fills me with disgust and watching the Democratic convention was no different an experience. Barack Obama is being foisted upon the world as that 'fresh change' which we have all been waiting for but I just see more of the same. What is striking about U.S. presidential campaigns and conventions is how heavily choreographed and controlled these environments are. Everything from the stage, the props, the songs played, the suits he would wear and of course, who could forget that all important dreamy speech? I listened to what he is saying, he is making the right noises, grunts and postures but he is saying nothing whilst talking about everything. This man, and others like him, are nothing more than the travelling American salesman who has the medicine or product that does everything for everyone. As we say in Syria, he can sell you sand in the desert. Like everything and everyone else in that country, he is a phony and America is just as dangerous to the world under his rule as it was under any of his murderous predecessors. These men are just the fruit of what is a very corrupt and sick tree.