Maybe your country is at war, but not mine

If NATO is “an essential source of stability in an unpredictable world,” heaven help us all

An American colonel, recently returned from Afghanistan, told me that when he asked an officer from a European NATO member country to lead a supply convoy one evening, the officer explained that he was only paid to work for a set number of hours and his working day was done. Reminded that there was a war in progress, the officer said, “Maybe your country is at war, but not mine.”

There was a time when Murdoc thought that the primacy of the UN as the main international body was over than that an expanding NATO would someday fill its place in global politics. That time is long, long past.

NATO isn’t completely worthless. But it seems to inch closer and closer to that state every day.

Though, to be fair, sometimes (a lot of times?) it’s hard to tell that America is at war, too.

Via Instapundit.

Comments

  1. If we are at war, where is all the newsreals about what our boys are doing?
    If this was WW2 we would see it every night on the news. We need some positive propaganda. Or are we waisting lives so the media can bag us?

  2. And if this is a ‘war’ on terror, why do we let the prisoners of war go free before the war is over?

  3. There was a time when Murdoc thought that the primacy of the UN as the main international body was over than that an expanding NATO would someday fill its place in global politics.

    That’s your mistake. There should be NO international body that the US or any self-respecting nation is beholden to. As the saying goes, “get the UN out of the US, and the US out of the UN.” Ditto for NATO whose mission ended December 31, 1991.

  4. Speaking of the TSA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Anyone hear the news about the hundreds of turtles who were crossing the main runways on their annual migration at JFK airport in New York and disrupting take-offs last week?

    Someone asked why they took so long and the cynical reply was:

    It took the turtles 5-hours to remove their shells for the TSA!

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