I am reminded of the recent statement from General Ray Odierno: [the USA has 50,000 troops in Iraq to] "ensure that this government can be formed by the Iraqis, and that all the other nations respect their sovereignty as they go about forming their government." As in: US troops are there to ensure that the the USA is the only country that can usurp Iraq's sovereignty. You are seeing the same thinking from Crowley i.e. America is the only country that is entitled to use military aid as a lever to influence Lebanese affairs, and anyone else who tries to do the same is an evil warmongering bastard.....
12 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks (Reuters)
from the article: U.S.: Iran's actions compromise Lebanon's sovereignty