Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.
Monday, July 14, 2008
What do we get from bugging the Russkies?
Fabius Maximus points up the situation,
A classic formula for escalating tensions is to provoke rival states, then declare their response to be aggressive.
It was fun playing with Russia during the Yeltsin clown era. Now that Putin has closed the looting and stealing playground, we have discovered they can push back and that of course makes them the bogeyman.
Sorry, they said enough and we are not smart enough to deal with them on the basis of speaking
to the Russian governing elite in the only language to which it has ever responded positively: principled cooperation backed by strength.
Of course, with a neutralist foreign policy, there would be a lot less need to talk in the first place.