During my recent jaunt overseas, I had the opportunity to discuss the politics of the day with foreigners from several different locals. The conversations were interesting, and frankly, sometimes confusing The one striking thing that I realized (knew, but denied up until now) is that the current world situation right now is very f*cked up. Here is what I noticed (frankly, already knew but ignored because I didn't want to admit it): The WOT is just one war that we are fighting right now. Another, more sinister and dangerous war, in many ways, is the war we are fighting against the rest of the world. We are, right now, facing an economic war and a war of idealogies. The advent of technology and the rapid growth of markets worldwide, has economically strengthened many countries. Escpecially in Europe. And as we speak, Europe is trying desperately jockey America out of the economic powerhouse position. I hope you guys realize what will happen if that occurs. The USA will be "just another country" when it comes to economic wealth. We are fighting for the lifestyles we enjoy. Let's face it. For the last 80 plus years, the USA has taken over the world economically. We have been "the boys" you had to play with if you wanted to soar with Eagles. But the growth in the 90's outside the USA created wealth in Europe and elsewhere and that has given them the belief that they can overrun our economy and therefore, weaken our nation. One has to realize that they are looking to take over America's position in the world as the military and economic powerhouse that cannot be touched. They want to put us on "par" with them. That is an equally threatening war that we are facing right now; the Globalization that will lead to America's demise. Do you want America to become "just another country?"