Comments on: Rise and Fall, according to Murtha Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: eddieblack Mon, 07 Dec 2009 12:38:28 +0000 Most Americans are in denial regarding our status as an empire. As such many of us don’t see any connection to the lessons of imperial overreach in the past to our nation’s present condition. A successful politician can only go as far as the public will allow. Perhaps the muddled approach our government has employed prosecuting this war is indicative of the division in our society over the need for this war.