With Thanksgiving travel in full swing, America’s attention was focused not on flight delays, but on the TSA’s increasingly invasive airport security procedures. Americans braved body scanners and pat-downs, their apprehension fed by anecdotal media reports of unwanted touching. While travelers put their dignity on hold, a U.S.
National Security and Foreign Affairs
North Korea began developing nuclear weapons as an NPT party before announcing its withdrawal from the treaty. And Iran is flouting the rules, seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability under the guise of a peaceful enrichment program.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton 
Well, what I’ve said consistently is, is that it is unacceptable for Iran to possess a nuclear weapon, that we’re going to do everything we can to prevent that from happening.
Americans are arrogant. Our country is young, and has played a decisive role in world events for a very brief period. U.S. economic power is already under fire from China, which has assumed a pivotal role in the world economy, purchased enormous amounts of our debt, and stands ready to bury our manufacturing sector.