Because it wanted to tell other European countries not to build a pipeline through Georgia to bypass Russian control.
Why did central American countries vote for leftists? Because they wanted to harass American fruit companies.
Why were there pro-Nasser demonstrations in Arab capitals? Because they wanted to deny oil to Americans (err… Who would they have sold it to?)
Local issues don’t matter. Only America matters. Not only to Americans, but to everyone else. Perhaps America’s interests would be better served if it stepped back for just a moment and took a look at what really matters to the ‘other guys’.
The baby doesn’t always cry to bother mummy: Sometimes, it is genuinely hungry.