Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Look to the United States for leadership
"I am convinced, irrespective of what is reported in global opinion surveys, or recounted in the latest speculation about American decline, that around the world, men and women seeking freedom from despotism, want, and fear will continue to look to the United States for leadership.
For any given cause or crisis, if America does not lead, then more often than not, what needs to get done simply won’t get done. In the final analysis, our global responsibilities are not a burden on the people or the soul of this nation. They are, rather, a blessing."
Secretary of Defense, Dr. Robert M. Gates at the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, 15 July 2008