Believe it or not there are actually some people in the world who do not believe that the United States is the greatest nation in human history. In fact, the other day I was challenged on this issue in an online debate. The nice Arab lady who lives in Michigan said the United States was not the greatest nation and that there are greater nations in the Middle East. Well, it is nice to see that people who have come from other nations to live the United States of America see positive attributes of those places where they were born.
However, the United States of America is the greatest nation in human history and that cannot be debated. When asked to explain this to the nice Arab lady who was busy criticizing the Bush administration and our nation I stated;
Well, our GDP is over 5 times second thru fifth place nations combined. Our Military is 10 times second place. Our middle class is 20 times second place. Our water is one of the cleanest. We have the most abundant resources, cleanest environment. Best chances for opportunity and upward mobility, etc.
Then I had to ask the nice Arab lady; Why do you ask? Have you encapsulated yourself in an enclosed environment and not gone around the country to see it? Well, I have and I have been to every city in the Nation over 10,000 population; so, I know. Anyone who purports otherwise is incorrect and has a skewed view on the world due to selective reading and media viewing. Consider this a 2006.