Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hubris Demonstrated

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is stepping down. I found his reasons instructive. Let's listen...
“I’ve spent my entire adult life with the United States as a superpower, and one that had no compunction about spending what it took to sustain that position,”

“To tell you the truth, that’s one of the many reasons it’s time for me to retire, because frankly I can’t imagine being part of a nation, part of a government … that’s being forced to dramatically scale back our engagement with the rest of the world.”

Such hubris. He was part of the ruling class that spent this nation into penury, but if we the people don't keep offering his Lordship an endless supply of blank checks, why then we just aren't good enough for him to stick around!

Notice there is not a trace of shame over the fact that he works for an administration that was voted in partly because it promised to reduce American interventionism, and then when it got in power simply continued/accelerated the Bush/Clinton/Bush policy of global meddling.

The endless engagement with the rest of the world, with the US state department meddling around the globe, is a major reason why we have to cut back spending now. Instead of regretting his major role in that stupendously mistaken failed strategy, he runs off in a huff because we are not willing to borrow more from the Chinese to continue it a little longer. Just keep borrowing money from the Chicoms to bomb people around the world until our credit runs dry! Yeah that sounds like a strategy- a strategy that will leave us broke, out of bombs, and facing an angry world.


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