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| July 4, 2006

I once proposed this same ‘thought experiment’ some decades back to a good friend who had sincere concerns about the role of the United States in the Cold War. My response: first imagine the world without the United States, then imagine the world without the Soviet Union — which would you prefer? Little did I imagine that the Soviet Union would indeed disappear within my lifetime and without a nuclear war.

One seeks in vain throughout history to find another country that, like the United States, has spent so much of its resources — including our most precious one, the blood of our men and women — to bring freedom, peace, and prosperity to other nations, asking nothing in return but (in Colin Powell’s famous quote) “enough land to bury our dead.”

God bless America, indeed; no one else has the grace and gratitude to do so. ..bruce..

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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