Let’s not just forget the past but let’s pave over it. The CIA reports that China and India will be world super powers by the year 2020 and the United States will take a backseat.
This is old news. China has forecasted the demise of the United States in reports from the early 1980s and again in 1991 citing the same timeframe that the CIA is now releasing.
Of course with the behavior of our troops as cited above and the current leadership (ie. Bush) thinking of now and not caring about our societies future (eg. spending our money like mad, accumulating debt like we will never have to pay it, etc and all in the name of some ill conceived war which I still contend is a person vendetta between Sr and Saddam).
I love my country. I want it to stay on top. But with leadership that destroys our National Parks (see also), doesn’t care about education, can’t separate religion from state, and doesn’t care about the environment, how can we do anything but fall?