Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Can America Still Lead?

E.J. Dionne Jr.

The first week of August 2011 will be remembered as a singularly irrational, wasteful and shameful moment in the political and economic history of the United States. It reflected much of what is wrong with the priorities of our political elites and the obsessions of those who now hold effective veto power over our government.......
The central question is whether the United States is still capable of leading the world out of economic turmoil........


  1. Empires don't lead, they conquer. Our only remaining talent is war.

  2. The U.S has the greatest leader the world has ever known. His name is Barack Obama. He has run billion dollar enterprises. His political career as an Illinois senator is the stuff of legend.

    Obama 2012.

  3. we do invent structured investment vehicles, derivatives, and the like. neat stuff and can be eaten in hard times

  4. made and emplaced those HFT robot trading software too...see how well it's working today, and easy to use too, decide to go up or down, hit enter

  5. Empires don't lead, they conquer. Our only remaining talent is war.

    Where is this talent ,show us your victories ?

    Indian wars against small technologically backward tribes?

    The North defeated the South at the cost of millions of americans?

    WW2 as a late coming sidekick in WW1 after the opposing forces had worn each other out and again in WW2 sidekick
    for the winning USSR that ha ALREADY since stalingrad and Kursk defeated German imperialist Fascism?

    Since WW2 against small poor third world countries fighting for their independence and socialism like Korea and Vietnam .
    Were those the great American victories ?

    In recent years , years of resource and dollar empire preservation wars in Iraq and against the tribals of Afghanistan .
    ‘victories” at the cost of trillions that bankrupted the American government itself.
    Award youself a bucket fullof purple hearts.

    For all its technological claims and boasting it took ten years for the USA to claim to have found and killed an already dead bin Ladin!
    And how is the latest regime change against gadfafi and the Libyans war thing going?
    Some talent !

    Some victories!!

    American Ponzi,bankrupt has been , Paper dollar Tiger ,meet paper bag.

    Fight your way out for another great victory!
    Show us your talent.

    Can you do it?


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