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

Luis Villa louie@ximian.com
25 Apr 2002 16:16:19 -0400


On Thu, 2002-04-25 at 16:21, Matt Crawford wrote:
> > 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.

As any Cuban exile family will tell you, that's a failure of will, not
ability. [Like I said, doing less with more.]

Luis