First of all the vast majority of Americans without health care are lower middle class, the very poor have medicare and the rich are covered. Are you really that ignorant? We are talking about 44 million people, only a mindset of money lenders or extortionist would enjoy the current dilema of the American working class. Even 1930s Germany did more for its working class than the US is doing today, this must and will change. As for your example, lets see, the USSR had more than enough firepower and nukes to defeat Afghanistan, yet, through financial and human loss, it lost, the US is definitely not winning anything in Iraq at the moment, it can barely stabilize the capital and it has stabilized regions by essential giving up control of them to militias, most backed by Iran. I agree of the uslessness of the UN, and Iran should not listen to that useless institution that even tried to legitimize Israel, a state created as a deposit land of Europes undeisrables.
Fabius, visiting Tehran, invites Rohani to France (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. army chief: Iraq war has sapped ability to fight Iran