The end of empire

The end of empire

Powell warns Bush he faces “humiliating” defeat on UN resolution.

Russia to use veto on Iraq ‘if necessary’.

U.S. may consider abandoning second resolution.

It is now apparent the U.S. can not win a U.N. war vote.
If Bush backs down, it will, in effect, signal the end of American Empire. 

If Bush chooses war, it will also be the end of American Empire. Why? We may take Baghdad. But we can not win this war. It could bankrupt the country. It will make us a pariah in the world. And expect massive terrorism and blowback against us if we do go to war. No, we can not win this.