I'm not sure what George Will is trying to say in this rambling piece and I
suspect that neither is he. Will seems to be reading Kipling’s Recessional
as prophetic corollary for Ukraine as though he's brooding that under
Obama, American influence in the world is going the way of the British Empire.
That's more than a bit premature and rather self-indulgent, even for one as
pontifical as George Will.
" . . . This is the president as poseur . . . "Oh come on
George Will. It's easy to identify the poseur in this article, and
it's YOU.As usual, you've offered NO insights, but plenty
of complaints.You PRETEND to be a columnists worthy of serious
consideration.Fortunately for you, your targeted audience, American
"Conservatives," are very appreciative of pure unmitigated pretense.
Alot of Latin America is becoming friendlier w/ China. That particular item
should be item #1 when it comes to US Foreign Policy.
The4 true alternative to Russian control is an alliance of those small countries
with The EU or NATO or both. Europe can handle Europe (and the Russians), if
they know America will back them up by adhering to their NATO agreements.
Wishy-washy-ness on the part of America will subvert the process.
The alternative to Russian control over the small countries is to allow America
to control the small countries. Viewing the plight of nations to our south in
this part of the world, are we sure that our control is better?