All in all, I still wouldn't live anywhere else but the US. It's still the greatest, most powerful country on Earth. What the US is going through right now is a test of our might. Every great Empire, or what ever you want to call it, gets tested. The Greeks, Romans, and Brits all had their tests, as have we. It's a matter of endurance and will. One of the biggest things holding the US Government back is the Dems always trying to battle and trying to expose some wrong doing, when what they should be doing is trying to help.
Bush is doing the best that he can. The President has a lot on his plate right now, fortunately no pretzels. The man is human, he is bound to make mistakes. A lot of what he's faced in his years are things this country hasn't had to deal with before. Overall he's doing awesome. I can't think of anyone that could do any better than him.
The only person that I've read or listened to their input on all of our situations that has had anything smart to say is Trent Lott. I've never much cared for the guy, but once the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) list came out he was the first one to smarten up and publicly say the DOD and the Government is wrong for trying to do this during war. Of course, everyone is a critic when it's not their job, but Trent Lott definitely has some good ideas and, in my mind, is the only person who could do even close to as good of a job as Bush.