SMC senses a most excellent substrate for further and expanded apologetics in a recent study published by Foreign Affairs. Quidnunc peak-oiler Mike Rupert's been setting up that fallback apologetic for quite some time now. He's proven to be a useful derelict after all.
Overall confidence in U.S. foreign policy has declined, with casualties in Iraq remaining the public’s top concern. But the consequences of U.S. energy dependency is now a close second, according to the second edition of the Public Agenda Confidence in U.S. Foreign Policy Index.