The hypocrisy of the U.S. stance on al Qaeda shows a nation suffering schizophrenia.
On one hand, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that "strategically defeating al-Qaeda is within reach" to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan. Furthermore, John Brennan, White House counterterrorism adviser, placed the focus now on the U.S. homeland as the primary area for homegrown terrorist who might be "inspired by al Qaeda" and warned that Ayman al Zawahiri, former Osama bin Laden's second-in-command of al Qaeda, who "might try to launch new attacks to prove he and al Qaeda are still relevant."
On the other hand, you have the CIA funding and training al-Qaeda to destabilize Libya and take control of its government. The following piece by Islam Times puts the U.S. hypocrisy in a nutshell.
All nations must now be totally aware of what the U.S. empire is doing, not only in the Middle East, Africa but also in the world. To put it simply - the CIA is running amok by a rogue nation that deceptively calls itself a democracy.
Any nation kowtows, cooperates or aligns itself with the U.S. is basically asking to be stepped on in the end. After all, there's only one dictator in a world empire.