The statement that 'America drove the worlds economy" was true, but because of the govt. interference in our own free market in housing we broke our own economy and dragged the rest of the world down with us. the other part of the quote was about having enough money to provide military protection and thus peace was also true but that is also now history. We also had the will to play the leading role, now we have neither money, nor does our leadership have the will. Our economic power house was often accused of only succeeding by exploiting other countries resources. China has replaced us as the funding source for developing natural resources and political support. Now they will learn the real meaning of exploitation.