What's to say? One country is a designated enemy, so shooting protesters is grounds for penalties. It can even be grounds for siccing NATO to overthrow a dictator in Libya. In the other case -- and in such "friendly" jurisdictions as Iraq, Bahrain, and Israel -- shooting people who protest brutality is just an unfortunate necessity to keep order.
I wonder what President Obama can say to an international audience less inured to these contradictions? He tries to square circles today.
Photo from Afghanistan protests by way of IndiaVision News