"The new era will see a more sober and much diminished America. The “Omnipower” and “Indispensable Nation” we heard about in all the hubris and braggadocio following our Cold War victory is history."
Normally on MSNBC I tend to yell at the screen when Pat Buchanan talks, however, with his column today, I am concerned that Pat is right. America has we has known it changed this week. Pat points out to very clear facts: we did it to ourselves and it has been a long time coming.
As I have said to my friends before this week, there does not seem to be any relief in sight.
I wholeheartedly believe that Barack Obama is the right person for this time. However, no one person can change this situation, just as it was not a single president, or political party that created the problem. Let's home they can come together to work to undo the damage they have wrought.
We are often reminded Rome was not built in a day, neither was it destroyed from within in a day. Can we turn things around?