gee thanks, W, for restarting the cold war

It’s bad enough that this horrible administration is rolling back all the liberal victories of the last few decades: a woman’s right to choose, civil rights, protection of endangered creatures, worker safety, and much more. Now it is even looking to destroy some of the conservative ones as well.

It turns out now that our nation’s mismanagement of foreign policy is leading back to another blast from the past, the cold war.

The issues around the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe are complex. I’ll admit that I don’t think I know enough about this to make a comment on the viability of the treaty itself (A blogger first!), but I do know that statements like “The idea that somehow 10 interceptors and a few radars in Eastern Europe are going to threaten the Soviet strategic deterrent is purely ludicrous, and everybody knows it” from Donna, oh, I mean, Condoleezza Rice don’t fucking help when the Secretary General of NATO has called CFE, “one of the cornerstones of European security.”

Yet again, the W administration has a complete incompetent running the show. This time it is the most intelligent of the bunch. When she became Secretary of State it seemed a bit weird since her background as an academic was Soviet Russia, not the Middle East. Finally, she gets a problem that talks straight to her experience and she resorts to 80’s style Cold War attacks on one of our freaking allies. Yeah, can I double-check that your PhD isn’t from some university run by a televangelist?

[nytimes article]

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