Originally Posted by DJ-CHRIS
The war was about creating a positive pro-American influence in the middle east to have a US military hub in the center of action, and if this is true it could have very easily been a huge economic advantage for the US and would have helped it remain world superpower.
Tbh, I doubt the US will remain a superpower for long. Today's "superpowers" are based on technology and economy. Who cares if you can blow up the world 40 times? Are you going to do it? No. So it's really useless. When dealing with technology and economy India and China are 2 countries that are catching up in this race. With US outsourcing a lot of jobs to these 2 countries, the need for engineers is "lowering". However, that is not exactly true. Without engineers the US will not be able to advance. My prediction is that this common misuderstanding will dethrone the US as the world's superpower. Although these are the biggest 2 in the race (India and China), I believe Saudi Arabia could also be in this race, seeings as Dubai is becoming one of the biggest cities in the world.