National interest is just a thing of the past, and no one seems to really care about what is really national interest. If anyone speaks of national interest it really makes no real sense as the national interest has been forgotten many elections ago. Now we only have leaders who are there to rake in as much money as possible and grab as much resources to their own as possible in as short of a time as possible. Too many political parties with absolutely no public agenda to work with, except the self-interest of the politicians and their own money making agenda. It is difficult to make any political sense with the current crop of politicians as they really have only one agenda, which is self-interest.