From Super Power To Super Disorder-America, 2007!

The best evaluation of the Bush administration in 2007 came from Kevin Conrad at the Bali Conference on global warming when he said to the United States: “We seek your leadership. But, if for some reason, you are not willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us.Please get out of our way.” Upon his assumption to the presidency in 2001, Bush led the world’s super power, today, after seven years of ineptitude and confusion, that world is over and has been replaced by one in which China, Russia, India, and the European Union now share joint planet leadership. In 2001, an American tourist could get a decent return when exchanging his dollar bill for a Euro, today, it is worth about 60% of the Euro. The steady decline of America continues as Bush rides into the sunset of retirement.

A humbled Russia was unable in 2001 to use its political or economic power on the world arena, today, the arrogant, sneering voice of Vladmir Putin lectures America on what it can or can not do. The Iraq debacle has damaged the reputation and the economic power of the United States. Once upon a time, most people in Turkey respected the United States, today, that support has sunk to about 9% favorable rating. Afghanistan has been allowed to stumble from a golden opportunity to achieve peace and security to a nation at odds with itself and confused about future directions. Bill Clinton left Bush an opportunity to pick up on his efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict but the Republican president declined the offer to allow anything initiated by a Democrat to move toward success.

How stands America as the new year begins? Pakistan is a basket case. Iraq is torn by religious division. The housing market has bottomed out in America, the Republican Party has seven dwarfs seeking its nomination, Dick Cheney is sitting in a dark room mumbling and planning some military attack on Iran to end WMD once again that do not exist, and global warming proceeds without an effective program from the United States– its major factor. Bush is simply lost and confused. The latest manifestation is his veto of a defense bill that his own party supported because, at the last moment, his incompetent staff noticed a proviso that allowed victims of the Saddam Hussein brutality to sue for compensation. Sorry, this is Bush time, and when anything threatens banks,(the Iraq government threatened to withdraw its money from US banks) he will step up to the plate to defend them. Mr. Bush never met a tax deficit he could not embrace.

The war in Iraq continues. It will go on and on throughout this year. The prospect for an Israel-Palestine pace agreement is tenuous until the United States exerts pressure on Israel to end its West Bank settlements and get Hamas involved in negotiations. America’s infrastructure needs a few hundred billion in repairs. There is need to finally confront issues of oil dependency and get away from the disastrous use of corn to make fuel. America is at a crossroads and which road it selects is uncertain. The only certainty is that an incoming president will have to make wise decisions that take into account decades rather than months and years.

We now have five superpowers. America must learn to live with that reality.

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  • http://360.yahoo.com/my_profile-BrMZ4uQ1fqgO7x1lpt.eaOAfrghsCg--?cq=1 God’s Lil Princess

    Prince Fred,
    I think I Love you! I have been screaming the demise to American’s even Prior to the election of Bush in office, Christians were so caught up in his Baptism they could not see the blackness of his soul or here his promise to take out Saddam at the begaining of his Rein as the First American KING! They did not see the set up when he went in for terrorist away from where the terrorist lived. Most of the world knows now that this was his intent from the very beganing and has manipulated the Christian majority to follow his every lead blindly and expecting America to always be the same. It is not!

    I have personally tried to warn to no avail and to deaf, blind and praying Christian’s who left me behind as I tried to show them a way out. I would hear “we are to Pray for our leaders” I would come back with “Believe a lie and be damned!” Looks like they chose damned doesn’t it?

    Even as the tide moves in on us and our rights as citizens are taken by our Dictator Self Proclaimed King, still they do nothing as it is to shameful now to see.

    I have Mothers and Fathers of the children sent to Iraq, No skills for battle and mis-led to serve under false promises by our military recruiters they would not go to war. on their deaths are many lies of hero’s, when in fact some have been slain by their own fellow officers and others commited suicide. All of these lies are banned from the media and are swept under a rug as hush! We will not Hush!

    It is time some one remove this Dictating, Lawbreaking, Genocidal maniac from his evil doings before even worse comes on our World. Believe me he is not finished, he can do much damadge in a year as you have witnessed. I believe a bit of legal water Boarding could get him and his watch dogs to spill thier guts, As they themselves are cowards with supper sized Hitler Ego’s. At least Hitler didn’t try to distroy the world “because he could” and proclaim proudly to sleep well at night!

    You have witnessed him trying to get his side kick Condi killed over their by sending her many times to harm’s way. I honestly hoped she would spit out their secrets and become a National Hero. Obviously not, I am sad to say she has missed her opportunity to save the world from massive distruction and will be a fast talker once arrested for her part.

    I have plead with Americans yet they talk but have no action. We need a Good Rueler to rescue America? now isn’t that something we thought would never be needed? What a pity but as we Christians say “The lord works in Mysterious way’s” and I do believe the generation that comes out of this messy disaster will take their Democratic (DEMOCRATIC) Rights much more seriously when they saw what we did to them and thier world.

    Did you think you would see a day that people wanted to leave America for GOOd instead of having a dream of going there? How sad but your very much in tune with our petty little lives and how little we appreiciated our freedom. I will tell you you may not get this and I may not be able to contact you again through this place if at all.

    I am being cencored by the on line governors and my post of importance such as this will disapear in thin air. We literally have no freedom or say so any longer and I have been Marked as insain and accused of not being American. Told to live in another country (Iran) mainly as I was warning them Bush was a liar 2 years ago, Oh but he had no idea…

    They will not let me navigate around the internet because I speak the truth and it hurts to say as bad as it hurts to hear. So they don’t want anyone who does listen to me to hear me. It took me 9 hours to get in to read this I saw yesturday. and it took me an hour to locate it, I am not joking. Yet, even when I know it is true it feels unreal as I was raised in a country who loves freedom and dislikes dictorships for the people. That is What AMERICA WAS! all about. I can’t leave this spot to do a spell check so if any typo’s please forgive me. If I do go it will be gone forever along with the page as it has many times tonight. Yes, I had my computer checked out, but it has been going on for months. Now when people are listening, it is getting worse by the moment lol Even After the tech checked it out and it was flying high speed.. after I begain to work it became a seven hour job to send 1 message to a friend and to get to this Blog!

    You sir, speak from my mouth and I don’t know how, It feels real good to have someone so intune with the real deal here! Thank you and may Allah, God, Buddah or whom ever your free to serve watch over you, Happy New Year! May Peace, Love, HONOR, and Good Will Tward all mankind forever Be our Plight… InshaAllah xxoo