I had a horrible dream the other night.
I dreamed that one of the most powerful, and potentially noble, nations the world had ever seen was falling from a state of lofty possibility into a spiritual morass of war mongering, profiteering and naked imperialism.
Ruled by a morally bankrupt opportunist who claimed to be a servant of the people but actually worked only for himself and the rich and powerful intrerests that put him in office, this nation isolated itself from the rest of the world by rejecting numerous treaties that might have served to better the planet and schemed unceasingly to increase it's dominance through war, deception and capitalist propaganda.
Worse yet, a considerable portion of this country's population supported their duplicitous leader due to ignorance and/or greedy self interest.
I awoke feeling depressed but relieved that it was only a dream.
Then I read in the morning paper that both Congress and the Senate passed Bush's Iraq resolution and realized the nightmare continues and I have yet to wake.