Found This On The Net
Yes, I know, re-posting stuff from other blogs is a shockingly lazy habit, but this time I can't resist:
"In his misbegotten quest for empire, George W. Bush faces two potentially decisive shortages – money and soldiers.
"The deficits in boots and dollars are becoming acute. Precipitously falling military enlistments for a US military stretched thin in Iraq, Afghanistan, and 128 other countries around the world, indicate Bush has about 18 months to solve the boots problem.
"But it is America’s Blanche DuBois economy, whose debt levels – public and private – have gone parabolic, that threatens the entire imperial enterprise. Without the ready funds normally forthcoming from the Treasury bill market, a double malted of human kindness courtesy of foreign central banks, the president would have to rely upon a highly-indebted population that simultaneously has no savings and yet retains great expectations of the public purse. Clearly such a people can not carry the imperial standard. At least, not alone they can’t." - Anne Williamson