Comments on: Scoop! U.S. offers to cooperate with world Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: George "Bert" Lambert Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:27:39 +0000 When the new president endorsed things that make Americal great, such as the rule of law, rejection of torture, military restraint, and detente with the Muslim world it seemed to me like the thaw after a long winter. I felt proud of the US again. The country’s greatness shows in its soft power — after WWII, in the demilitarization of Japan and the Marshall plan’s creation of prosperous allies that were the envy of the world.