There has been alot of speculation recently by immenent media people that
the USA power is on the wane and that it no longer wields the same power
and control that it once did.They seem to think that it will gradually exert
less and less influence on world matters(while remainig a super power
but not the almost total control of world policy it once had)
Today to me this became very apparent with the Obamas getting
very involved and showing a very high profile in Chicagos bid
for 2016 olympics they were the first eliminated from the final
four cities. Personally i think if a USA president and first lady
had showed that display of support say 10 yrs ago it would
have carried way more weight