21st Century = Decline of America??

<p>China Lays Into 'Bush Doctrine' Ahead of U.S. Poll </p>

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<p>Here's my question. When 9/11 happened, there was an outpouring of support and sympathy for us from around the world. What do you think would be the reaction if/when the next terrorist attack on our soil happens?</p>

<p>It won't be the same. Some would rush to us and some would say we deserved it.</p>

<p>Also, Have you seen $ against world currencies in the last 4 years?</p>

<p>Simba, STILL here? Impressive...</p>

<p>I hate those neocons and hawks in the Bush administration. If you ask me, China is the biggest rival in the road ahead for the US. I think unless we stop exporting our money there, that we are going to see a weaker dollar in the future.</p>

<p>China Lays Into 'Bush Doctrine
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<p>BEIJING (Reuters) - On the eve of the U.S. election, China laid into what it called the "Bush doctrine," said the Iraq war has destroyed the global anti-terror coalition and blamed arrogance for the problems dogging the United States worldwide. </p>


<p>The United States was dreaming if it thought the 21st century was the American century, wrote Qian Qichen, one of the main architects of China's foreign policy, in a commentary in the English-language China Daily newspaper.</p>

<p>"The current U.S. predicament in Iraq serves as another example that when a country's superiority psychology inflates beyond its real capability, a lot of trouble can be caused," Qian wrote.</p>


<p>"END OF EMPIRE"</p>

<p>The U.S. strategy of pre-emptive strikes would bring insecurity and ultimately the demise of the "American empire," Qian said.

<p>"The 21st century is not the 'American century'. That does not mean that the United States does not want the dream. Rather it is incapable of realizing the goal," he said.</p>

<p>I personally like the fact that checks will clear faster. I often find myself waiting quite a while for checks to clear, doing it electronically will make things go quicker. I think that the Checking Act for the 21st Century is a great piece of legislation. hehehe</p>