Another great find, BH...
The 'be afraid, be very afraid' crowd seems obsessed with the US being 'weakened' by the positive attributes of hope and change that Obama is
However, this 'weakening' is already rapidly being accomplished by the starting of wars of aggression, which results in massive deficit spending as
the bones of what makes this country strong are shattered by abuse and neglect.
Remember that the Soviet Union did not end because of war - it ended, in part, because it spent itself into a hole in the ground. The economy of the
SU was not up to the task of endless military adventurism.
Nor is ours.
Then there is the oft-repeated miscomprehension that a willingness to talk, even to potential enemies, means weakness. I've never understood this...
that a mad dog, foaming at the mouth to have war war war, and ready to start another one, is equated to 'strong', while a more reasoned, more
coherent and more intelligent approach, to actually really talk, is 'weak'. I grew up in a rough town, and I cannot count the number of blow-hard
dill weeds who would strut around with their chest out proclaiming how tough they were, only to be proven the coward they really were by the mild
ones. I see the same thing happening now on a national scale.
Stupidity is weak. Corruption is weak. An inability to learn from mistakes is weak. Starting wars based on fear and lies is weak.
The courage to actually talk, again, especially to enemies, actual and potential, is far from weak.
Personally, I've had about enough stupid corrupt weakness these last 8 years. I'll take something else, thank you.