A great observation from Mark Steyn about US politicians becoming complacent with the decline of America’s standing in the world:
“I mean, this is the country everybody wants to come to”: Yeah, because it has no border, so it’s easy. You can’t get into Japan. You can’t get into Australia, because you’ll wind up in a detention camp on Nauru. But you can be on a no-fly list with the Delta variant leaking out of your nostrils and just walk into America. So being “the country everybody wants to come to” and does is not a sign of strength but of profound structural weakness.