After winning the Cold War, America's credibility rating was stellar AAA. After televised murdering of Serbian civilians on behalf of Muslim terrorists it slipped to B-.
Cold war victory was squandered.
India went "nucular", Ruskies got rid of drunkard Yelstin and Putin's team got into driver's seat, and slowly and steadily the reputation of American "democratic" values slipped to D.
The Clinton's gift that keeps on giving.
Russia is nothing without Putin. If not for him, it would had split up into many different countries.