Our approach has been too selfish and unilateral of late.
Topic: America's Place in the World
Bill George: I think that can the U.S. recover ever its global leadership?The last seven years . . .It’s now 2007.The last seven years have been devastating for the United State’s position in the world.And it affects us in business; but it certainly affects us . . . when you go overseas, the disdain people have for the United States trying to be a unilateral force in the world.It doesn’t work.We have to go back to realizing that the only way that we can create a safer world, a better world, a more secure world, a more prosperous world is through collaboration.And to me, I’m very, very upset about our leadership – our political leadership – being so selfish and so unilateralist in their approach.And I think it’s harmed us greatly.And I’m hopeful we can get new leaders who will find ways to bond and collaborate with other nations to realize that, you know, everyone has a right . . . certain human rights, and we need to bring those forth around the globe.And I hope the U.S. can recover some of its position so it can once again become a force for good rather than a force for ill.