A Must Read. Newt Gingrich lays it on the line about "the emerging World War III". From what I can tell, a great many in Congress and a large part of the American people simply don't get it.
UPDATE: Sean refers me to this post and this one by Tom Barnett, worthy counterpoints to Gingrich's views. If we look at the several states of the US during the 1850s and 1860s as analogous to the several countries of the West in the early 21st Century, maybe the comparison Newt makes turns out to work more for Tom than for Newt. But where's our Lincoln?