The 'hearts and minds' approach has obviously failed whereas 'shock and awe' proved to be hugely successful.
In regard to whether the world needs the US to survive or not...that's just more bluster unless they intend to eliminate the US from any talks they take part in. I think that would be a grave mistake on their part because there are other nations involved who might take drastic action against Iran without Obama's stabilizing influence.
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