The US military now occupies more than 150 countries worldwide. Dick Cheney, Julius Caesar, and Dr. Evil are unimpressed.
For millenia man has striven for power and global domination from the Romans, British, Spanish, and Chinese, to name a few. All these world powers have embraced the position of their empire - why is America the only nation that denies its status as an empire?
The questions now become:
- How will President Obama's foreign policy affect this number?
- Will Obama follow in Bush's footsteps?
- Will those who pushed for peace under the Bush Administration continue to push for peace under the Obama Administration or was it just more partisan positioning?