I just read a funny cartoon from the artistically challenging and politically correct kicking Ted Rall. It reminded me of a leader from the past who talked change big time for a big country that was hard on the rocks (and getting harder). The currency was losing value; the military was over extended in a useless war that was draining the budget dry. All led by a leader that had very little public support. The result was to little to late for the new changes leader and we witnessed first Poland and than the rest change in a crumbing empire with an economic model that was fraught with problems. Rut rooo.