Are we a nation doomed for failure? When looking at the various entities that make up or have been influenced by our government, just how comfortable should we feel?
Among the huge failures in the past decade consider:
A broken Social Security system, intelligence failures leading to the 911 tragedy, welfare programs expanded to unsupported levels, energy fraud and abuse (Solyndra, false climate claims, etc.), Fannie Mae debacle, Enron, bank failures, Amtrak, money to nowhere, health care bill with no money to pay for it, government shut downs, Congress in deadlock and presidents incapable of leading.
For such a great country, we sure have a lot of failures. Now we have rogue nations threatening us with nuclear weapons. Should we really have the confidence in our military and intelligence agencies that they can avert such a threat?
With as many failures as we have had in other branches of government, I see little reason to expect anything different from these branches. Are we deceiving ourselves by thinking we are safe? If our military and intelligence agencies are anything like the rest of our government, we might be the next "microwavable" nation.
DAVE LEE, Kennewick