By seeing America as part of a global community, it suggests that the rules of good international behavior apply to us as well.
But the debt debacle takes the proverbial cake and then smashes it into the collective face of the global community.
“There are so many ways we as a global community have failed pregnant women, who play such an important role in society,” he said.
It's likely to threaten "the global community" from now until we're all inscribed in the wrong book.
The global community came together to forestall the worst of the 2008–09 crisis, and "kumbaya" moments came fast and furious.
And how could we ever deliver to the expectations of a global community that used Mandela as its measure?
Brown discussed how the secretary of State and the global community can help women in the revolutions in the Middle East.
We are told we are safer both as a country and as a global community.