August 18, 2004

Goofball Geopolitics

John Kerry, as reported by the New York Times (free subscription), has criticized Bush's plan for gradual redeployment of 70,000 U.S. troops in Europe and Asia.

He says it's the wrong time to move the troops because of the fight against terrorism. These troops, originally based abroad to fight a now-vanished Soviet threat, are, of course, not based anywhere useful for the war on terrorism.

This is a long-overdue redeployment from countries that no longer need the "tripwire" deterrent against the Soviet Union that the U.S. troops represented, countries that are no longer especially friendly to U.S. policy, and many located in a Europe that is more and more a rival to the U.S.

And then, Kerry goes on, the redeployment is too gradual!

Which is is, Sen. Nuance, a cur or a cockroach?

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