September 8, 2013

U.S. Appears Ridiculous on the World Stage

Conrad Black, National Post

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Not since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, and prior to that the fall of France in 1940, has there been so swift an erosion of the world influence of a Great Power as we are witnessing with the United States.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Barack Obama, Syria, United States


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