[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com]
Yesterday, I mentioned David Goldman’s scorn in his recent Asia Times piece (Mike Pompeo’s four China mistakes in one sentence, January 31, 2024) for what I called “our foolish and feckless China policy.”
I was still chuckling over Goldman’s critique when I settled down to watch Tucker Carlson interviewing Vladimir Putin on X.
Ep. 73 The Vladimir Putin Interview pic.twitter.com/67YuZRkfLL
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) February 8, 2024
Given the facts of mid-20th-century history and the instability of Russia in the immediate post-Soviet years, you can’t blame the Baltic and East European states wanting to be in a defensive alliance.
Why did we have to be part of it, though? —in fact the lead decision-maker in it, sometimes overriding the wishes of European countries, according to Putin?
A sensible U.S. foreign policy would have been to leave NATO the week after the Warsaw Pact was dissolved in February 1991.