A countries wealth is measure by the capabilities of it's people. Unfortunately, with the elitist dullards running ours, the potential is untapped. America has vast untapped minerals, oil, uranium, and many other kinds of -iums, food growth potential, and vast areas of land untouched with God knows what underneath it.
As soon as this country starts to treat Mexico like we treat Canada (well maybe not, as most Americans always forget it is there) well, in some manner other than a pariah state, a lot of good could come from it. The influence of the Mexican people's in this country is and has been for centuries, positive. They are essential to this country, as are the Canadians. The North American part of the world count be one of the most (it is already) influences in this world, if the racism was tossed aside, on all sides.
I don't think the Mugabe approach is a good idea either, but China knows that a war against would leave a big dent in their wallet (as we would kiss the debt behind and demand reparations for destroying their country), and it will be a very very long time before China can project it's power, if ever, the way the United States can. We have individuals in Arizona running a more effective space program than the Chinese governments and better future spaceships which will come to fruition within a year or two than most governments in the world. The world financial crisis exist because all the people with money are scared to spend it. It isn't like it all just disappeared. Americas economy is bouncing back anyways. America's mothballed navy is better equipped than most of the worlds, as is it's mothballed air force in Arizona. The soldiers speak for themselves.
Glenn Beck should be used for kindling. Him and Sarah Palin would make a great bonfire with the wooden brains and greasy personalities.
Calling Glenn Beck a douche bag is not fair to that useful product. Calling anyone a "Glenn Beck" is an insult unto itself.
Fox News serves once purpose, to see how the right wingnuts of this country's brains are churning. Most of the News here serves only once purpose, to get ratings.
As far as the U.S pulling out of the rest of the world, that would be O.K. by me but I fear the radiation cloud from the ensuing world war would drift right over USA. The last World Wars were not started by us, though they were finished by us (and some other free loving counties, i.e. England, Australia, Canada, to name a few, and Russia, of course, who's contribution is always under appreciated, though what happened after in Russia and the East of Europe is nothing they are even proud of). China was a huge victim of WW2 and China has a long memory. Once North Korea is settled, I believe (if they don't invade Taiwan) much pressure could ease in that part of the world. Though, eventually, that part of the world will inflame due to the huge population and lack of resources. I am probably wrong though. I hope I am.