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My point is that NATO should have been dissolved in the 1990's.  Eastern Europeans weren't even a part of NATO at that time.  So the idea that they would be upset by this doesn't move me at all.  They may need something like NATO but it was a huge mistake to let them into NATO.   NATO should have been dissolved - but instead everyone treated it like a defense version of the EU with everyone begging to get in.  If the countries of Europe want to have a mutual defense treaty, that's up to them. If they don't have the military to support it then maybe they need to allocate more resources to that.    

I don't think a decision to dissolve NATO needs to be an immediate decision.  Certainly it can be decided in advance to give Europe time to prepare and increase current levels.  

You think Bush II wouldn't have gotten support to go after Al Qaeda after 9/11.  I disagree.  For afghanistan even that idiot would have gotten support.  No one doubted that Al Qaida was in Afghanistan. Remember ... most of the world didn't know what an idiot he was when 9/11 happened.  That became clear later.

by Maryb2004 on Thu Aug 21st, 2008 at 12:29:38 AM EST
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