Monday, November 15, 2004

Taipei Times - archives

Taipei Times - archives: "We must go all the way, up to the termination of NATO. An alliance which should have wound up when the Soviet Union collapsed now serves almost entirely as a device for giving the US an unfair and unreciprocated droit de regard over European foreign policy." The point Steele makes that the gap in values between the U.S. and Europe is real and substantial is well taken. I wonder, though, what Europe would have done in the case of Milosevik. In the post-cold war euphoria, the Clinton administration actually took seriously the idea that Europe had the will to deal with genocide unfolding on its southern flank. In the end, only the U.S. led NATO would have - could have - dealt with the problem.