Skip to comments.Enlarging the Atlantic Alliance
Posted on 04/22/2008 3:40:40 AM PDT by moderatewolverine
In the aftermath of World War II, statesmen on both sides of the Atlantic recognized that the defense of freedom would require the active engagement of a new generation of leaders. The result was the Atlantic alliance. In the six decades that followed, this alliance helped the West prevail against Soviet communism and ensured the advance of democracy from the Atlantic to the Urals.
Today we may be tempted to bask in our achievements and wax nostalgic about all we have been through. But this is no time for nostalgia. At this moment, our alliance now finds itself threatened on several fronts:
First, by the growing appeal of protectionism on both sides of the Atlantic.
Second, by the terrorists who target civilians in all our countries.
And finally, by a Europe that is losing its faith in the values and institutions that have kept us free.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
So get to the point, Ruport Murdoch.
How much is it going to cost me as a U.S. taxpayer?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.