Team America

It's sort of funny to see vestigial Cold War conflicts rising in Georgia at the moment, although Bush's entire eight years (aaargh...) in office have been marked by a rather strong and suspicious drive towards democracy. (I say suspicious in the context of his interests. What good is democracy in a state without infrastructure, unless that democratic government is loose enough to allow for the fulfillment of U.S. interests?)

But I wonder: with this conflict, is America finally showing a descent from power? Are we no longer the world police?

About goddamn time, I'd say--but it makes it all the more important for doves--so basically a majority of Democrats--to take office. There is no need for an American empire; in fact, it might be a bad idea economically and environmentally.

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