Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The Strong and The Weak in NATO
Today President Bush and NATO Chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer are talking to every member-state of the Organization to try and get more teeth behind the NATO forces currently fighting in Afghanistan. As usual, there are those who have been backing up their rhetoric, while others have been sitting on their asses behind the lines on 'cush' bases, doing nothing but using up vital resources.
Canada, no matter what you may think of her, has really been kicking ass in the South. They've also been taking the brunt of casualties in a region where the Taliban have been conducting offensive after offensive to try and take back power. There is no excuse for Germany or Italy to not be involved and fighting along side the Canadians.
There's also no excuse for other NATO countries to not jump into the fight.
Sadly, whatever the President is saying today will not be acted upon, and the US, UK, Canada and Netherlands will continue to lead the fight in Afghanistan. I'm starting to worry about the strength and cohesion of the only true military alliance left on earth. If NATO disappears, all of Europe will lose the only unified international fighting force it has.
posted by El Capitan at 9:06 AM
That is definitely something that people should watch and be concerned about. If NATO goes away, things will change in a hurry.11:57 AM