ugly american

I love this country, but I don’t like it in its 2017 iteration.
"We can jump walls. We can swim rivers. And we can defend ourselves."
The WikiLeaks episode is not a disaster for America from a public diplomacy or "behind closed-doors" diplomacy perspective -- so long as diplomats are not silenced by a State Department overly concerned about future leaks.
The biggest boost that President Obama could give our economy would be to bring the soldiers home. Fast action is needed before the country becomes the dustbowl of this century.
I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."
Sometimes, I really miss America -- or at least the idea of it. You know: that can-do spirit, streets paved with gold, champion
John McCain, who claims to put "Country First," should re-read The Ugly American. Sarah Palin can watch the movie.