Skip to comments.Unpatriotic Conservatives: A war against America.
Posted on 03/19/2003 9:22:39 AM PST by quidnunc
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If one has seen my posts you will see I am not a peacenik by any means but I will drink a taost with Raimondo rather than Frum any day.
Some of it I agree with.
But he seems to side more with Arab Islam than Israel in his writing. I part company with him there...we perceive different enemies beyond our borders.
I'm not ready for that.
Paleo-conservatives do tend to like their nation's borders and not go forth from them.
They need to look out over their ramparts once in a while...nature abhors a vaccum.
If we don't fill it on the international scene someone else will.
Where do I fall in--Well I loved NATO-really loved the concept-of a mutual defensive organization--but only that.
When the neo-cons and the neo-liberals (the so called third way) began to change NATO into an offensive alliance allowing it to go and do what it did to Yugoslavia then I I see where the line in the sand is. That role for NATO--its mutation was evil and disgusting to me.
Neo-liberals want to US via NATO to be their multilateral police force/army enforcing the third way agenda-remember Clinton's Strobe Talbot saying borders no longer matter?
Neo-cons want the exact same thing but instead of having the UN or some multilateralist organization as hegemon the neo-cons envision the USA alone in the hegemons throne.
Neo-cons and Neo-libearls are opposite sides of the same coin.
If NATO was left alone--not used to do pet "humanitarian war" projects--if America only created defensive alliances, deterence as a policy, MAD, etc then whatever that is called--that is what I am.
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