Whither NATO?

WSJ.com – NATO’s Decisive Hour It’s hard to take the “threat” of an EU military organization seriously when they won’t spend on their own military and contribute little to NATO. It seems pretty clear, though, that any new European defense force will come at the expense of NATO given that most European countries — Britain excepted, if you call them European...
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Another George Will Keeper

Shrinking the U.N. (washingtonpost.com) In answer to Will’s first question, no, France hasn’t fully considered the consequences of its chicanery over the last couple of weeks. The UN and NATO will likely be diminished or dissolved — please, God, let it happen — after all of this is done. NATO’s mission was completed a decade ago and a new military alliance to combat terrorism...
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Iraq Is Violating Its 17th Security Council Resolution — We Don’t Need Another One

Rice Calls Security Council’s Actions ‘Appeasement’ (washingtonpost.com) Condi’s absolutely right that the UNSC is appeasing Saddam. He’s being allowed to play his same games — force negotiations over things he’s already agreed to or that are required of him. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m getting the impression that Tony Blair is going to get tossed...
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France Out In The Cold

NATO Agrees to Begin Aid To Turkey (washingtonpost.com) It’s amazing that we have to negotiate over things that should be automatic. Or maybe not. The inspectors in Iraq are negotiating for things that Iraq should be begging to give us based on the wording of 1441. We sit back and take it. I saw John McCain on FNC Sunday and I liked his assessment of the situation. He said that Germany has been...
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Turkey Will Be Protected By NATO

According to FNC, all of NATO, minus the French, of course, have agreed to a plan to protect Turkey in the event of war. What is it with the French? They never should have rejoined NATO after de Gaulle pulled them out.
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