It hasn't helped the UN, that since Bush, the US doesn't support or help the UN any longer. Neither do they feel they have to get approval to go invade any country they feel like. Especially if it makes corporations wealthier at our expense. Soon, if the GOP/Tea Party have their way, the GOP will outsource everything once American. They began with our jobs. Now they're even out sourcing soldiers to Blackwater as they pay REAL soldiers NOTHING! (also at the taxpayers expense). Cheney laid of 1/2 a million soldiers, then began a war with Iraq and used corporations, like Halliburton, to enrich themselves. (also at our GREAT expense and debt). Now they're removing every social program that we ever paid into.. Just remember how the GOP and Bush denounced the entire world, and for good measure, also decided Korea was "The axis of evil". That day the GOP through Bush, made the entire world distrust America, while creating even more enemies. They practically insure more wars and more recruiting for terrorist's. War makes them money. While working with people, or working together for world peace, just isn't in their plan..
Bush made sure the entire world doesn't trust America any longer. This new Tea Party wants to gut all Government spending..(but gets angry when they had no idea National Parks and Monuments were included in what the Government does, or they need Washington's help after a storm))
First Bush claimed, "He could see Putin's soul"..Now the GOP praise Putin all over TV, as they denounce and slander our own TWICE elected President, every chance they get. But what can we expect with 6 corporations owning every form of American media..Yet another "gift" of the GOP deregulating media ownership, decency, truth in News, and making certain the one percent pays NO TAXES AND gets so many tax breaks, that the middle class will soon also be among the poor. People wonder why we have debt and still, the GOP keep taking it from the middle class and poor, while the 1% pay nothing and cause debt..(but get HUGE Government subsidies). Think of how much debt we'd have if they actually paid taxes at all? None! Much of our debt is provably from GOP wars and not collecting taxes from the 1% at all!. Why have a Military if the GOP plan is to starve American children and not educate them?