Has America lost its resolve?

Recent events in the US taking out Osama Bin Laden hinted of strong resolve.  Paradoxically, Barack Obama's position re Israel vs. the so-called Palestinians showed an absolute lack of resolve. My dictionary tells me that resolve means "to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something): I have resolved that I shall live to the full." In the history of the US there have been periods of resolve, to the full.  The Cuban missile crisis in 1962 was a matter of resolve, no matter what. Ironically it was a liberal, Democratic government that managed the job to face off the Russians and the Cubans.  A potential mega-incident was avoided through sheer resolve. From a distance, in global and if I might say objective terms: the US remains weak.  It is a well-known fact that so-called freedom fighters delight when a Democrat is elected as US President. This should be no surprise.  Traditionally the Democrats have been a bunch of wimps while the...(Read Full Article)

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