Miss America Nails Geopolitics

Four days ago Barack Obama declared that “The United States does not view Europe as a battleground between East and West, nor do we see the situation in Ukraine as a zero sum game. That’s the kind of thinking that should have ended with the Cold War.”

And today Charles Krauthammer wrote “Should. Lovely sentiment….That’s the kind of sentiment you expect from a Miss America contestant….”

I think that’s funny and I think Mr. Krauthammer is engaging. But as Henry Kissinger said in another context, Obama’s words have the added benefit of being true. That ‘Europe as a battleground’ thing DID end with the Cold War.

Except in the Kremlin. And with its weird doppelgängers, the bellicose wards of the American right.


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