Rome burns, GOP fiddles.
Entangling alliances dragged Europe in a world war. We should avoid their mistakes. Making NATO members pay their fair share of the costs is reasonable. We are not the world police.
Seventy years of peace is exactly the right reason to undermine the most important alliance in human history.
For most of that time our allies acted like allies, they did contribute to their defense.
Our allies are the only ones ‘destroying NATO’
The alliance served its purpose. We no longer face the threat of the USSR. It is time to evaluate the situation as it stands now, not through the lens of outdated paradigms.
Peace is priceless. We are getting a bargain. Giving that murderer Putin what he wants is utterly un-American.
What makes it outdated? It works.
For whom? Not us. We have no reason to keep fighting the forever war in the Middle East. We are not going to be attacked by a conventional enemy in the near future.
If peace were priceless, we wouldn’t have been disabling our nuclear stockpiles, which most experts I’ve read agreed was a major factor in keeping that peace.
So while in theory it is priceless, countries have a history of balking when it comes time to pay the price.
And as mentioned, we have heard, especially from the left, that we are not the world’s police. So neither we are, or we aren’t, but honest folks cannot have it both ways.
It works for the U.S. and our allies. We are not attacked because it WORKS.
Source? Mutually assured nuclear destruction was never a good idea.
We are not attacked because logistics and nukes render a convention 3rd generation war unwinnable.
So your argument is that the US should foot all the bill??
Only if we can tax the EU for ‘their fair share’
If I recall, you don’t even live in the US.
Show me where I made that argument?
You are mistaking me for someone else.
Why should Putin be left out in the cold and why should our trading “partners” ( who do not even pay their fair share of NATO) be allowed to cheat us?
Because he is a murdering despot.
Lots of governments murder people.
They fought to keep their homelands safe from foreign invasion. That danger is past.
Thanks to NATO.