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Europe's Wishes Came True

stangerinmyownland Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 12:34 PM
Well, gee, our new advertisements for the Navy on TV say we are "a force for good". Sort of makes me want to throw up in my mouth, but that's just an old RVN vet who cannot come to grips with the new world order and all of the kind people out there waiting to be our new best friends ever

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...