In scathing criticism of Moscow, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Russia Thursday that its policies have put it on a path to isolation and irrelevance.
It is tempting to dismiss Rice as merely projecting, but in truth the US Government is now desperate for a war with which to mask their economic symptoms.
Look at history. Every major war the US has ever been in, including the Civil War, came hard on the heels of a financial crisis.
The US Government, both Republicans AND Democrats, are desperate to get a new major war going as soon as they can.