Paul William Roberts piece The Flagging Empire, appeared in today’s Globe and Mail. This is a long, but thought provoking read. It’s about oil, Iraq, New Orleans, America’s relationship with China, with a little bit of conspiracy theory thrown in for good measure. Roberts is asking "How did we get here, and where do we go next?".
On a related topic, the Canadian Security Intelligent Service now says that Terrorism is a Perpetual Threat. It can’t be defeated.
And, of course, this morning’s papers in Canada ran the NY Times Story from yesterday in which Colin Powell called his UN speech a lasting blot on his record.