The U.S. MUST get involved in Europe because most Americans view foreign policy (and basic geography) as being in the same category as Quantum Physics. Everyone should buy their Major Party Friends a GLOBE BEACH BALL and point out that Iran, Syria and Russia are on the OTHER SIDE. http://tinyurl.com/l9qskx7
That was pretty cool. Now for one just as this one is, but start inserting U.S. bases when relevant.
On a long enough timeline, we are all ... Lithuanians?
The decentralization at the end is illustrative of the current period. Decentralized government is becoming the new normal.