Myron Robert Pauli on that credibility America is purported to have lost: “It makes sense for 50 sovereign states to be united for free trade and travel and for common defense but not to maintain an EMPIRE. Does Singapore or Switzerland or Costa Rica lack for ‘respect’ because they don’t bomb countries or bribe its leaders? Do we need to purchase ‘respect’ by threats, bombs, and bribery? How can Ireland and Sri Lanka and Chile get along without the world quaking at their boots?”
Myron’s BAB archive is here.
Yes, what ever happened to “Blessed are the peacemakers”?