Saturday, September 10, 2005

And so the United States goes stumbling along.
I wonder what the rest of the world thinks about America. Does the world still see the US as leader of the free world, or as a drunken bum?
Disaster hits, and it takes days for the relief effort to get going, while the president lazily wanders back from vacation.
Scandals, both in business and in government, are met with scorn, lies, and indifference.
Allies are alienated, while short term alliances are pursued for short term goals. The UN is used as a scapegoat.
The government sees nothing beyond winning the next election, and cares for nothing outside its borders. It rewards only loyalty, it listens only to yes men.
The highest court in the land is seen not as a bastion of law, but as an implementer of policy.
Education becomes a battleground of ideology, not of information.

This is leadership?

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