America misses benchmarks, partitioned by England, France
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How long did it take the United States to form a government – one that worked and was lasting? 6 years, one rebellion (Shay’s). Even with a Constitution and a President, the American people still had to learn what it meant to be a Democracy. Hell, the rest of the world had to learn what it meant as well. Only two years after George Washington was sworn in, he led the militia to put down the “Whiskey Rebellion” in Pennsylvania. Would the U.S. be around now, if it had had to meet benchmarks set by France or England?
If one considers the “Burning of Washington D.C.” in 1814, or the violence leading up to 1860 and the Civil War, is it any wonder America remains today?
How long does it take to create, build and stabilize a government, one that is meant to function as a Democracy? How long does it take to build a nation that was so rotten from within, because its former leaders cared not for the people, but about power?
In September, General Petraeus will submit his status report on the counterinsurgency strategy, a.k.a. the Surge. Who in Congress will listen? I think most minds are made up, and this is unfortunate.
The war being fought in Iraq is not lost. The war for Iraq being fought in Washington D.C. is all but lost. This may finally be America’s ending.