I've been interested in the UN for years now. The United States was instrumental in organizing the United Nations, and has always been an influential and respected leader among the UN member nations. However, during the Dark Years (2000-2008), our Nation's reputation was besmirched by greedy, arrogant men, who spat in the face of the rule of law and repeatedly disrespected and defied the resolutions of the very organization our fathers and grandfathers, the memory of war still lingering strong in their hearts, formed in cooperation with the other great nations, and resolved to make a commitment to work together in peace with each other and the rest of the world.
With that in mind, here is a good site I recently found which explains how we can repair America's damaged reputation with the world by showing our commitment to world peace and prosperity. Take the time to read it and pass the link on to someone else.