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Indeed, we are the envy of the
world in many ways, but paradoxi-
cally, we are despised by the world
because of our having lost our way
in the past eight years, in part, by
operating on the premise that our
might makes us right. We have a lot
of fence-mending ahead of us but
that will be handicapped by clinging
to any arrogant notion that we have
all the answers and the world should
listen but not speak.
—Maj. Ronald P. Walker, USAF-Ret.
Daniel, Wyo.
After reading Alan W. Dowd’s ... ar-
ticle, I felt reassured that in these
diffi cult times, America is still pow-
erful [and] highly respected. ... He
cites many examples of why we are
still as economically and politically
as strong as ever. ...
[But] as fate would have it, I am
Independence Hill
reading a book with an entirely op-

posite viewpoint — The Limits of
Retirement Resort Community...
Power (Metropolitan Books, 2008)
by [retired Army Col.] Andrew
Like a Cruise
Bacevich. He describes in compelling
terms how the [U.S.] economy is in
Ship on Land!
“remarkable disarray,” the govern-
ment “transformed by an imperial
presidency” resulting in a “democra-
cy in form only,” and a “deep infatua-
We’ll Go
Over Board
For You!
tion with military power.”
I would like to believe Dowd,
but, although he said in the lead-in
to his article that he “... takes a look
at both sides,” I saw little of the
Cruise
other side.
GIVEAWAY!
—Col. Jim Lincoln, USA-Ret.
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While I fully concur with the con-
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Harris, USN-Ret. [“Your Views,”
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mystifi ed by his statement in his
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