Monday, October 8, 2007

Who woulda thunk it?

So, if I were to tell you that someone said the following about the United States of America:

US firms are at or near the forefront in technological advances, especially in computers and in medical, aerospace, and military equipment; their advantage has narrowed since the end of World War II. The onrush of technology largely explains the gradual development of a "two-tier labor market" in which those at the bottom lack the education and the professional/technical skills of those at the top and, more and more, fail to get comparable pay raises, health insurance coverage, and other benefits... Imported oil accounts for about two-thirds of US consumption. Long-term problems include inadequate investment in economic infrastructure, rapidly rising medical and pension costs of an aging population, sizable trade and budget deficits, and stagnation of family income in the lower economic groups... the US is the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels; water pollution from runoff of pesticides and fertilizers; [has] limited natural fresh water resources in much of the western part of the country require careful management; [at risk of] desertification.

What would you think? Another brazen attack by the liberal controlled press? An anti-U.S. rant by our "friends" at the U.N.? You may be surprised to find out that it isn't any of those, but indeed its our own CIA describing the U.S. to the world in it's World Factbook.

If it weren't bad enough that that these other wackos are out to get us, but now our own intelligence agencies are bad mouthing us to others.

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