May 30, 2004

The Benefits of Staying Home

P. J. O'ROURKE LOOKS AT THE BENEFITS of going home: America, Recuse Thyself!

A NATO alliance that does not include the U.S. will acquire a new sense of mission and purpose, especially in Gdansk, Istanbul and maybe Hamburg, when Russia resumes its historic quest for warm-water ports.

The threat of nuclear proliferation will abate as dangerous stockpiles of atomic weapons are quickly used up. The loss of life will be regrettable. But this will be counterbalanced by the welcome disappearance of long-standing international flashpoints when the India-Pakistan border is vaporized, Tehran disappears in a mushroom cloud, and whatever is left of the Korean Peninsula becomes reunited.

Posted by Vanderleun at May 30, 2004 8:41 AM
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Sounds like a plan.

Posted by: FH at May 30, 2004 12:22 PM