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Originally posted by st3ve_o
the US isn't an empire, its a 'superpower'.
Originally posted by skippytjc
This post is rhetoric.
Being a professional resident of the USA, I can speak on this subject. Don’t confuse a bad President with the fall of an "empire" as you call it.
Unemployment is down, the markets are strong. The are more millionaires in the USA right now than at anytime in its history (partly due to property values). The quality of life is as strong as it’s ever been. And like the war on terror or not, the cold hard fact is that since 9/11 there has not been any significant terrorist activity on US soil. No matter how it ends, at the very least awareness has been heightened.
And as far as the Middle East is concerned, that has nothing to do with USA power. The Middle East has been unstable for centuries, long before the USA has even existed. What’s going on in Iran and the rest of the area is the world’s problem, not just the USA's. The only difference between what’s going on in the Middle East today than in the past is that now they have the ability to spread their instability to the world. As much as I dislike Bush, he had the balls to start to do something about it. It’s only a matter of time before the world grows a set and joins the fray. And I think they are starting to come around already.