US backbone and the middle east (was Re: Le Pen ...)

Matt Crawford crawdad@fnal.gov
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 15:21:54 -0500


> Just to drive this point home, some bits from Yale professor Paul
> Kennedy:
> 
>     What is more, no equivalent concentration of power to a US carrier
>     task force exists in the world;  [...]
>     A carrier force is virtually indestructible, and yet it has
>     the capacity to deal outdeath and destruction across most of our
>     globe.

We can sure make a lot of rubble, but we can't seem to oust hostile
dictators worth a damn.

	"The CIA -- proudly overthrowing Fidel Castro since 1961."