No empire has existed over time and there is scant likelihood, the American version of empire will endue throughout this century. A report by the National Intelligence Council(NIC)entitled: “Global trends 2025: A World Transformed” projects a dramatic decline in the ability of the United States to exert its power unless working with other nations. The analysis foresees a fragmented world where conflict over scarce resources is on the rise and international agencies are unable to exert power. The spread of nuclear weapons is forecast as technology becomes more available to many nations. The NIC believes wealth is spreading from the west to the east along with the inability of any single nation to exert its power over other nations. The Bush dream of unilateral American action is doomed to the dustbin of history.
The NIC also provides images of potential natural disasters such as hurricanes fueled by global warming placing parts of Manhattan island under water and causing the evacuation of thousands of people. In the last NIC report made in 2004, the US under the brave leadership of presidents like George Bush ruled the world. Such are the dreams of yesterday.