I would think after Standard & Poors rated the recent sub prime mortgage derivative swaps as being AAA!, and then to have these same swaps be worthless,how can they now rate the United States government as being AA?! I would think many of these "Financial ratings" companies ,Moodys, and Standard & Poors ratings can not be taken seriously , after the recent sub prime mortgage derivative ratings fiasco.!!?? If any thing the United States should have been downgraded a long time ago.!!?$ But who can accept Moodys and Standard & Poors ratings as legitimate, after the Sub prime mortgage derivatives disaster!!?? I am sorry but both companies have lost all credibility. And should be rating any countries , or anything as far as I am concerned.!! These ratings companies are one of the reason why the U.S. is in this economic mess.!!? Your opinions.