Three comments: A nuclear Iran is a real threat to all its neighbors in the Middle East as evidenced by the cables. The current Palestinian-Israel problem is not a real thrreat to regional peace but a festering problem that has to be dealt with-a "nuisance". It is presumptuous and arrogant to conclude that America is in decline due to the mistakes of its current president. This coming from a citizen of a country that has yet to celebrate 62 years of its existence as opposed to a country in existence for over 250 years.
from the article: WikiLeaks cables tell the story of an empire in decline