Now go outside and look at the sky.
Losing Your Credibility
As I've mentioned before, the US has pretty much destroyed its credibility, and the US administration is already facing the results of that.
Last week the Sudanese, of all people, criticized the United States for the torture of Iraqi prisoners. This was in response to the protest of the US against the re-election of Sudan to the UN Human Rights Commision.
Now this may sound like petty diplomatic bickering to some, but it's a first sign of how much the free world has lost in the downfall of the US. Before the Iraq war and the Human Rights violations by the US, all the free and democratic nations had the only surviving super power on their side in the fight against torture.
Now, all that is left is a bunch of militarily divided European countries and a few of the Asian democracies, whose complaints are words in the wind.