first, "dollar strength" is an oxymoron. a rapidly receding tide precedes a tsunami. dollar strength is the receding tide preceding the coming financial tsunami.
second, everyone is yammering on about deflation, deflation, deflation, because all they see are declining asset values. soon they will realize that our monetary policy is highly inflationary and the talk will shift to inflation. how long this will take is anyone's guess, but i want to be in gold before it happens.
Deflation happens to hard currency regime, gold or silver based. All fiat currencies end in an inflationary bust. Bernanke knows that best when he says he can use a helicopter to combat deflation. He is using a B-52 now.