Med, I think America has proven that it's not the best in allot of things.
Education is the first thing that comes to mind.
Students in this country are dumber than most kids in third world countries. (Especially when it comes to math and science).
The only schools that do good in the US, are universities. And that's only because foreigners come to study here, and make the schools look good.
Sorry America, if you don't wise up, in a decade or so You'll be the third world country.