By constantly attacking TEC, Rowan Williams is trying to create a false "us and them" situation. This is so he can ignore the obvious fact that there are plenty of "them" much closer to his Lambeth home, including a high proportion in his own fiefdom, the Church of England.
At least ACNA has the guts to ex-communicate everybody who disagrees with them wherever they may be. Williams doesn't have the guts to attack people in his own backyard. He feels so much safer if there is an ocean between the "naughty" people and himself.
In secular Britain, Rowan Williams has completely lost any kudos he started the job with. The government, academia and the "chattering classes" regard him as either a homophobe or a coward (or a cowardly homophobe, of course). The non-chattering classes don't understand a word he says and so they just ignore him. His only supporters in the Church of England are homophobes, sycophants and snobs who think that loyalty to Oxbridge and the old boys network is far more important than their own intellectual integrity or trifling stuff like the gospel truth (yes, I am talking about you General Synod liberals and you should be ashamed of yourselves). His attack on TEC at this time is posturing that fools nobody except himself (and I like to think that somewhere inside this strange new invention that he has made of himself there is a bit of old Rowan that isn't fooled either).
Of course, if the Americans swallow his "cunning plan," which as natural born martyrs they may very well do, the quivering intellectual elite of the Church of England will roll over and show him their bellies and we all remain in something a lot less enlightened than the Dark Ages for years to come. What is actually required is for the talking heads of TEC to give Williams, Wright et al a taste of their own medicine. They lecture TEC without invitation. It's time that TEC stopped thinking only of themselves and how much money they have and started lecturing the rest of us without invitation.
TEC members complain when Tom Wright flies over to the States to "educate" them and gain disciples. But why shouldn't he? It's a free market and one invented by Americans. In stead of whinging and sissy comments about funding, they should be more American and fly over here and educate us and gain disciples for their more righteous cause.
For goodness sake, the US is never backward in coming forward when they want to export their crap to the rest of us. Why is it that when they've got some good product, like a truly inclusive church, they are reluctant to ram it down our throats? The only answer I can come up with is that they actually desire isolation and see Williams as an opportunity to gain this American default position without having to blame themselves for it happening.