Well, sadly, it does appear that our world is beginning to unravel a bit more with the recent events in North Africa. I anticipated this sort of thing when I wrote The Machiavelli Letter. I wish someone who understands Machiavelli's concept that "It is better to be feared than to be loved," was in the driver's seat.

When the enemy perceives weakness, he becomes emboldened. Imagine, we're sending in the Marines to beef up security and they have been told they can't load up with live ammunition!

Jack McNair would go nuts!