A STRONG UNITED STATES: IS IT GOOD FOR THE WORLD?
By Kevin Anthony Stoda, Short-Speech at the German Academy for Foreign Service (AKADEMIE des AUSWAERTIGENAMTS), Berlin on 4 May 2010,
i.e. on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII
In order to answer this question--"Is a Strong United States Good for the World?--,one nees to define clearly what one means by the word "strong".
If strength is defined only in terms of military strength, the answer is obvious--"Military strengt his insufficient in itself to qualify as a social or political good in our globalized human societies in 2010." Just look at the costly and debilitating debacles in Vietnam, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq over the past half-century!!! Military strenght does not mean that a Nation is healthy or strong.