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, February 02, 2015
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It's not just any staffers blowing charge on the bugle. No they sent their heavy hitters. Senior fellow Steven Pifer and, if that were not enough, institution pres, Strobe Talbott, a D.C. barnacle if ever there was one.
Of course, in the case of the Ukraine, who would gainsay that august institution. It is only out of goodness of heart that they support "lethal aid." I know, I only feel noble when I hear the words "lethal aid."
The lads aren't the only ones beating the drum. This is so urgent that they have come together with six other "former U.S. national security practitioners" to call for action. This is big, I had no idea there was such a title as national security practitoner. With the crummy foreign policy record over the last decades, they should try for a more humble title.
The expert practitioners are telling us why The Ukraine needs us, but never get around to why we need the Ukraine. Please, someone enlighten the Neutralist. How will the world end for our country if we say the Ukraine is not our problem? Will Putin start the tanks rolling west to not stop until he has loaded the nouveau Red Army on his carrier fleet and landed in New Jersey?
Pifer and the Strobster are practitioners, but as we consider this a family blog, we refrain from saying what they practice.