Over the last 30 years the US has gone from a nation, which believes in the principles of liberty, equality and freedom to a nation built on interests. The interests of Goldman Sachs (and other banks) trumped the interests of the American people and brought about economic ruin to American families. The interest of the aged (who vote) is slowly bringing about the financial ruin of the American government. The interests of the radical christian right in combination with the Jewish community (who the Christians want destroyed during the second coming of Christ) has undermined the moral compass of the United States. It has pushed the US from a state which seeks greater liberty, to a state which supports the denial of liberty (both in its support of Middle East dictators and its continued financing of the occupation). In the meantime, the Arab spring may bring light unto the oppressive regimes of the Middle East. Anotehr Golden Age may return to the Arab world, while the US enters the Dark Ages.
Knesset passes 'Norwegian Law' allowing ministers to resign their seats, remain in cabinet (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu's speech to Congress shows America will buy anything