I adore Glick, but I think that this is just the temporary demise of Pax Americana. At least that's what I hope and pray for.
But she's certainly correct to identify the current administration as malignant.
"...Iran ended Pax Americana in
the Middle East, removing the greatest obstacle in its path to regional
hegemony. And it did so without having to make the slightest concession to the
"As Walter Russell Mead wrote last week, it was fear of
losing Pax Americana that made all previous US administrations balk at reaching
an accord with Iran. As he put it, “Past administrations have generally
concluded that the price Iran wants for a different relationship with the United
States is unsustainably high. Essentially, to get a deal with Iran we would have
to sell out all of our other allies. That’s not only a moral problem. Throwing
over old allies like that would reduce the confidence that America’s allies all
over the world have in our support.”
"But the real story of what
happened last week is far more significant than the future of Obama’s foreign
policy. Last week it was America that lost credibility, not Obama. It was
America that squandered the essential component of global leadership. And that
is the watershed event of this young century."
"America’s appalling betrayal of Jerusalem under Obama likewise
is the straw that has broken the back of American strategic credibility from
Taipei to Santiago."