So where is the hope? We can hope that the terrorists go away, or that America’s military might magically smites them down in short order. Neither is likely. But a global anti-terrorist coalition may help give rise to a climate-change coalition. And we should, at least, demand a futuristic energy policy that moves the U.S. away from its Middle Eastern-dependent petroleum base to renewable energy sources.
The world has changed for Americans, and not for the better.