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Europe's Wishes Came True

Doug4749 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:32 AM
The reason we're not better off is that zero decided to end the conflicts on a certain date. 'We'll fight, but we're going home in 2014'. All the inbreed sheep fornicators have to do is wait for the allied (?) forces to leave. Giving them a date-certain deadline opened the opportunity for the various tribes to stake claims to various regions. Letting the enemy know in advance that you will be leaving, whether or not the fight is settled, can’t be considered a brilliant war strategy.

Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion.

The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek economy...