The Strong Dollar Fairy Tale
So, why do they claim they want a strong dollar when they in practice do everything they can to make it weaker? The answer is simply that they want to screw foreign investors and fool them into buying U.S. government bonds and that way get their money and "pay them back" with a negative real interest rate. The only mystery is why foreign investors keep falling for that lie (or fairy tale as marketwatch call it. I don't think the distinction is meaningful here since you are lying if you try to make someone believe that a fairy tale is true), given the historical record of negative real interest rates and constantly depreciating dollar, and the obvious attempts by Helicopter Bernanke to accelerate inflation further.