...."if his recent tough-guy posture on foreign
affairs is anything to go by, W. wants to be his father's former
boss — Ronald Reagan.
...."Ronald Reagan had an enemy. Not just a
geopolitical rival or some two-bit punk in the Balkans, but an
"Evil Empire" that once threatened to bury America, and continued
to confront its strategic interests in every corner of the globe.
And like every postwar president before him, Reagan made staring
down that enemy the organizing principle of his tenure.
"Who are we without an enemy?
. . . . .
"Enter China, the hidden dragon crouching in wait,
biding its time, stealing America's atomic secrets while posing as
the provider of sneakers and sweaters and kiddie-movie merchandise
distributed by fast-food chains. That same China is now the major
strategic challenger confronting America, according to a leaked
account of last week's briefing of President Bush by Defense
Secretary Rumsfeld. "
It is high time for other nation states, and people interested
in world survival, to ask, are these particular people, in a
minority administration --- sane ?
The question is, how do their actions match reasonable facts,
when this is checked? It seems to me, that the possibility
that these people are out of touch with reality should be seriously
and carefully raised, by Americans, and also by people and leaders
of other nation states throughout th